Paddleboarders cross Bass Strait
Australians Zeb Walsh and Brad Gaul have become the first to cross Bass Strait on paddleboards, together with American Jack Bark.
The trio of champion paddlers left Wilsons Promontory on February 25 and arrived at Cape Portland in Tasmania's north-east about 6pm last night.
They paddled up to 70 kilometres a day, often coping with headwinds and unfavourable swell, to complete the treacherous 320-kilometre journey dubbed ‘A Date with the Strait’.
As part of their effort to raise awareness of the Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s work to limit the impact of marine debris, the trio wore devices designed to track ocean pollution.
L-R: Zeb Walsh from Torquay, Brad Gaul from Sydney and Jack Bark from California celebrate a world first. Photo: Cormac Hanrahan