BART DE ZWART
SUP and Explore the world
4-time winner 11-City tour
Winner world’s longest the Yukon 1000 (miles)
SUP Expeditions in Arctic, Africa, Nepal, Ethiopia, Marquesas
Former 24hr 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!
2005-2008 – Sailed around the world with wife and daughter
2010 – Africa Zambezi river SUP expedition, Zambia
2011 – Record longest (5 days/nights) solo non-stop unsupported SUP crossing Big Island-Kauai
2012 – North Sea First ever SUP crossing North Sea, England- Netherlands
2013 – Greenland Arctic SUP Expedition, Greenland
2014 – Pacific French Polynesian SUP Crossing, Tahiti-Bora Bora (4 days)
2015 – World SUP World Expedition Yap, Nepal, Ethiopia, Turkey and Mexico
2018 – Pacific Marquesas Expedition
2019 – Pacific Vanuatu Expedition
2010-’15 – 40 international top 5 finishes between 2010 and 2016
2010–12, 2014 – 4-time winner 11-city tour (world’s longest SUP stage race)
2014,2015, 2016 – 1St Muskoka River X 220km Sup expedition race
2016,2017, 2018 – 1st Yukon River Quest 715km (world’s longest paddle race)
2015, 2016, 2017 – 2nd Chattajack, Tennessee
2016 – 1st MR340, Missouri River 340 miles (new record)
2016 – 1st Great Glen lake paddle (new record)
2017 -24 hr SUP Distance World Record title (193.8 km)
2018 – 1st Yukon 1000
Nationality: The Netherlands
Lives in: Haiku, Maui, Hawaii
Favourite Disciplines: 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
Hobbies: SUP, windsurf, MTB, surf, outrigger, explore by any means.
Other Sponsors: Patagonia, SupSkin, Maui Jim, Suunto, Black Project fins, Kanaha Kai Maui.
What are you doing to help keep the water clean? In Hawaii we don’t give plastic bags in our shops to customers, pick up trash also when it is not yours.