A Spanish man claimed the title of the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean on a stand-up paddle-board when he arrived in Hawaii.

Hawaii News Now reported 42-year-old Antonio de la Rosa arrived at the Waikiki Yacht Club in Honolulu at 8am on Saturday.

The endurance athlete paddled away from San Francisco on June 9. 

De La Rosa covered 4,023 kms of open ocean alone, using wind, currents and the power of his arms.

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His 7.3-metre vessel called Ocean Defender is a combination paddle board and small boat with a sleeping cabin, storage bins, desalination unit, and solar panels for powering electronics.

De la Rosa estimated the journey would take 70 days, but completed the trip in 76 days.