July 04, 2018
Victoria Burgess completed the remarkable journey from Cuba to Key West on a SUP. Victoria had hopes of inspiring women to set goals and strive to reach out and do things that challenge them. By making this crossing and enduring less than perfect conditions, Burgess has brought attention to anyone that seeks to push themselves either mentally or physically beyond what they thought possible. Through this accomplishment, Victoria hopes that more women will be inspired to do things that they never dreamed that they could.
VICTORIA BURGESS COMPLETES CUBA TO KEY WEST SUP CROSSING
By SUP Magazine
Interview by Rebecca Parsons
Photos courtesy of Island Thyme Photography
On June 27, Victoria Burgess paddled into the record books.
For over 27 hours, this was her view. Photo: Island Thyme Photography
After 27 hours and 48 minutes, Burgess secured the title and world record as the fastest individual female paddler to cross the Florida Straits via SUP. On the 114.5 mile journey from Cuba to Key West, the 33-year-old encountered strong winds, rough waters and her GPS tracking device was claimed by the sea. Despite setbacks, Burgess remained strong, relying on her training, nutrition and the support of her crew to propel her forward. We caught up with Burgess once she hitterra firma to get her perspective on the paddle of a lifetime.-RP
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