Taco Lake Interview with Bart de Zwart here in Bangkok last week.

We do a lap of Starboard’s Taco Lake with long distance SUP paddling expert, Bart De Zwart!

Bart visited Starboard’s Taco Lake HQ, here in Bangkok last week so the Marketing team decided to ask him a few questions. Bart talks about tips and tricks for long distance paddling adventures, who inspired him to do these adventures, what’s scarier – sharks or bears, what his favourite adventure snacks are and of course what are his favourite Starboard boards to use!

Bart de Zwart, also called Mr Endurance is known for his crossings and expeditions all over the world. Bart studied tourism in Holland and then left to explore the world. He has been in the water all his life, first windsurfing, and sailing, then owning windsurf centres in Greece, Venezuela and later Maui. In 2005-2008. he sailed around the world with wife and daughter and brought, among other water toys, a SUP along on the 3-year trip. “The best and most used board on the trip.”

On the Starboard dream team since 2010. He always had a passion for the long-distance racing on a SUP and participated in the first 11-city tour in 2009, he was hooked and won the year after, 4 years in total. In 2018 he won the SUP category of the Yukon 1000, world’s longest paddle race – 1000 miles through the wilderness of Canada and Alaska.

You can also check out his webpage for your own Maui adventures 😉