Bart de Zwart


‘SUP and explore the world’



– 4x Winner 11- City Tour
– Winner world’s longest the Yukon 1000 (miles)
– SUP Expeditions in Arctic, Africa, Nepal, Ethiopia, Marquesas
– Former 24h Distance World Record holder
– Solo Non-stop Crossings: Hawaiian Island Chain, North Sea, French Polynesia


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.

Bart is mostly known for his crossings and expeditions. His passion has been to go to the corners of the earth and explore by stand up paddleboard (SUP) and go to places nobody has ever paddled or even explored before.

Bart also wokrs closely with Starboard’s Product R&D team, assiting in the development of many of our race and touring boards. If he is not training for the next long distance race in Maui, you can find him in the waves. Everything from big wave on the outer reefs in Maui to foiling.

Last but not least Bart…is also Starboard SUP’s Dream Team Manager!


2019 – Pacific Vanuatu Expedition
2018 – Pacific Marquesas Expedition
2015 – World SUP World Expedition Yap, Nepal, Ethiopia, Turkey and Mexico
2014 – Pacific French Polynesian SUP Crossing, Tahiti-Bora Bora (4 days)
2013 – Greenland Arctic SUP Expedition, Greenland
2012 – North Sea First ever SUP crossing North Sea, England- Netherlands
2011 – Record longest (5 days/nights) solo non-stop unsupported SUP crossing Big Island-Kauai
2010 – Africa Zambezi river SUP expedition, Zambia
2005-2008 – Sailed around the world with wife and daughter

SUP Racing

2018 – 1st Yukon 1000
2017 -24 hr SUP Distance World Record title (193.8 km)
2016 – 1st Great Glen lake paddle (new record)
2016 – 1st MR340, Missouri River 340 miles (new record)
2015 | 2016 | 2017 – 2nd Chattajack, Tennessee
2016 | 2017 | 2018 – 1st Yukon River Quest 715km (world’s longest paddle race)
2014 | 2015 | 2016 – 1st Muskoka River X 220km Sup expedition race
2010 | 2012 | 2014 – 4x Winner 11-city tour (world’s longest SUP stage race)
2010 -’15 : 40 international top 5 finishes between 2010 and 2016

+ Info

Nationality: The Netherlands
Favourite discipline: SUP Expeditions and Ultra Long Distance SUP races
Favourite SUP Locations: Maui, Hawaii, outer reefs, Lanes, Noriega, Indonesia, Lombok, Roti Sumbawa, Tahiti, Greenland, Africa, Zambia Zambezi River
Best results: 3rd place ISA SUP Surf World Championships 2017 Denmark.
Lives in: Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
Hobbies: SUP, windsurf, MTB, surf, outrigger, explore by any means.
Other Sponsors: Patagonia, SupSkin, Maui Jim, Suunto, Black Project fins, Kanaha Kai Maui

Contact info

Hawaii, USA

Articles Featuring Bart de Zwart

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Starboard Announces 2024 Dream Team!

Foreward by Bart de Zwart STARBOARD TEAM MANAGER “I am proud to introduce our 2024 Dream Team to you. We have an incredibly diverse and talented group of athletes. Diverse because our riders, men and women, cover the whole SUP spectrum from race, wave, sprinting, adventure, and expeditions to big waves, with World Champions in…

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Starboard Announces 2023 Dream Team

After several years of hiatus and disruptions to paddleboarding events around the globe that were onset by the pandemic, the 2023 season is looking set to be a big year for the sport as things ‘normalize’, with many classic events being re-invigorated while some exciting new developments with the likes of the ICF World Tour…

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Meet the 2022 Starboard Dream Team!

Sure, 2021 wasn’t quite as bad as 2020. But let’s be honest – it wasn’t great either. Constant events cancellation, new travel restrictions, logistic delays and many other challenges. But our Dream Team Riders never stop. We are proud of every paddler who keeps charging and growing within our sports. With that said, our team…

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