Danish paddle boarder sets new world record
Around eight o’clock Sunday evening, it became an actuality. 24-year-old Casper Steinfath has, as the first person in the world, paddled the 138-kilometer stretch across Skagerak from Hirtshals to Skagerrak standing on 4,25 meter long SUP-board the entire trip.
It was an exhausted but very happy Jutland resident, who after a 18,5 hour long record breaking sailing trip was met with applauses from the audience, as he paddled to shore in Krstianssand.
"It's been a dream of mine since I was little. I remember being in the car with my father when I was around 13 years old and had just started padling and we talked about what could be done with a stand up paddleboard. We joked about a wild dream of being able to paddle from Denmark to Norway. I started to cry because I was thinking about that moment", Casper Steinfath said, shortly after stepping onto Norwegian soil.
On the trip across Skagerrak, a boat followed Casper Steinfath with 12 people on board. It was from here that TV pictures and facebook updates were sent. The tour could therefore also be followed on TV 2 Midt / Vest in addition to Facebook.
This is the second time that Casper Steinfath tries to paddle standing from Denmark to Norway. Last year, he had to defeat only 12 kilometers from the Norwegian coast due to heavy winds and high waves.
This time around the weather was in his favour, and Casper Steinfath reached his destination and his new world record.