Cynthia Aguilar Paddleboards Across Florida Straits (PHOTOS)

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Cynthia Aguilar, a Miami Beach lifeguard, completed a paddleboard crossing of the Florida Straits on Thursday.

Aguilar started the 103.2-mile journey just 14 miles shy of northern Cuba, landing in Key West on Thursday after paddling for 29 hours and 12 minutes, the Associated Press reports.

She is the first solo prone paddleboarder to cross the Straits and is aiming to set a record for the longest non-stop prone paddle.


When she arrived in Key West, she hugged her parents as supporters looked on, popping champagne (which Aguilar doused her board with).


Her attempt will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.

Check out pictures of Aguilar's super ripped arms below.



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Congrats Cynthia!!!!
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June 17 2011 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Fred Beggs

I would like to hear her whole story. It would be awsome if she ran into a shark checking to see if she was dinner. I am glad she made it alive and could tell her story. Sometimes I think of life like a long hard journey, determined to reach the fulfillment of your purpose.

June 17 2011 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john and donna

In world war II My uncle took a leak off the Eiffel Tower. Both were just as productive.

June 17 2011 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vlado

Great stuff now Cubans can transport them self simple and easy. Did Coast Guards provided drinking water?

June 17 2011 at 11:24 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
davidcpasq

that's great for the cause, but why not raise money for a cause by doing something productive rather than self grandizing?

June 17 2011 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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quintondall

Because this is how you make the new dufus. That is why you are reading this article. Do you think if she did something in a soup kitchen you would have read about it on this platform. Now more people are aware to make contributions. Well done to her. Great Job.

June 17 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SBarrucci

Paddle board sales and imports will jump in Cuba.

June 17 2011 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
billbhen

And check out the werido chicks on the lame SUP's. That could be the lamest, g*yest sport ever. SUP's how stupid!! Look like a bunch of clowns on those things.

June 17 2011 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
billbhen

Supper ripped arms?? Where? I dont see them anywhere.

June 17 2011 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sosweeney33

This is one way to travel from Cuba to USA. No, really though with all jokes aside this is an amazing woman. I mean paddling for that many hours and accomplish her goal is awesome. What will she do next? Perhaps paddle to Russia?

June 17 2011 at 10:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Koz

Wow; big deal. Did she bring any cigars home.

June 17 2011 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply