Chris Bertish’s Transatlantic Crossing | By the Numbers

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Chris Bertish’s Transatlantic Crossing | By the Numbers

On March 9, 42-year-old Chris Bertish made history by completing the first-ever crossing of the Atlantic Ocean via standup paddleboard. Bertish began his historic journey in Morocco and landed at English Harbour in the Caribbean island of Antigua. Along the way he faced countless challenges including shark encounters, equipment failures, unfavorable trade winds, loneliness and harsh storms.  To get a better idea of just how massive of an undertaking this project was, we put together a few numbers that will put it in perspective for you.

Days at sea: 93

Nautical miles covered: 4,050

Paddle strokes taken: 2,000,080

Calories consumed a day: 8,000-10,000

Calories burned per day: 12,000

Weight lost: 26.5 pounds

Shark encounters: 2


Our exclusive photo gallery of Bertish’s historic landing in Antigua.

Watch the incredible video of Bertish arriving in English Harbour.

Support Chris Bertish after his history-making journey.

The article was originally published on Standup Paddling

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