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In the span of 93 days, Chris Bertish crossed more than 4,050 nautical miles of Atlantic Ocean — and he conquered this lonely crossing standing up. When the South African surfer entered English Harbour on the island of Antigua on Thursday, he was riding the same massive stand-up paddleboard that bore him from Morocco’s Agadir Marina roughly three months ago.

Still, if Bertish’s equipment wasn’t much different from when he started, his place in the record books now certainly is: On Thursday, Bertish became the first person in history to make a solo trans-Atlantic journey on a stand-up paddleboard.

In An International First, Surfer Conquers The Atlantic Alone On A Paddleboard

Image: Courtesy of Brian Overfelt for The SUP Crossing

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Today We Honor Jamaica Kincaid

‘Jamaica Kincaid is a Caribbean novelist, gardener and gardening writer. She was born in the city of St. John’s on the island of Antigua in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Kincaid’s short fiction has appeared in the Paris Review and The New Yorker, where her novel Lucy was originally serialized.’

(photo: Jamaica Kincaid)

- CARTER Magazine