Mr Antonio de la Rosa has taken vacation this summer by paddling his way from California to Hawaii. It took this adventurer 76 days to make the trip. Born in Valladolid, Spain, he paddled 2,500 miles or over 4,000 kilometers while standing atop the submarine style craft. According to this ocean traveler, he paddled eight-to-10 hours daily and slept every night but said he was tired as he woke up hourly to check his gear and boat for any abnormalities.
In the past de la Rosa took other adventure-vacations, for example, circumnavigating the 2,175 mile (3,500 kilometers) of the Iberian Peninsula coastline by paddle-surfing for 141 days and crossing the Alaska Iditarod route for eight days on a bicycle with oversized tires made for snow and ice, according to sources. This article was based on a piece from ABC News attributed to Jennifer Kelleher, AP. Mr de la Rosa celebrated his 50th birthday at sea, as his sister Vanesa de la Rosa explained from Spain.
His siblings run an adventure tourism business in Madrid and a small hotel for athletes. He said that he was a bit disappointed to see fishing gear refuse every day of his voyage – including nets. He said that he used tracking devices throughout the journey to ensure that people know that he achieved this journey and his data is recorded and recognized.