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First Ever Crossing of Gulf Stream on SUP Paddleboard - All At Sea - Starting with a first paddle at the docks of the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina to a final stroke just landing north of Haulover Beach in Miami Beach, Miami Watermen Bill Whiddon and Thaddeus Foote made history in June becoming the first to cross the Gulf Steam on stand-up paddleboards.“It was paddle, hydrate, eat and paddle more,” said the 58-year-old Whiddon. “We did battle a 40 minute tough squall with the first hour of leaving the Bahamas and the seas went from flat to three-foot swells breaking into us.”The pair, paddling to raise awareness for Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics campaign, battled rainsqualls, searing summer heat and the natural northern drift of the Gulf Stream, to complete the 60-plus mile epic journey in 17 hours, 11 minutes and 43 seconds from the first stroke to the last.
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