Christo Smeda

Winner of the first FEAT Award (together with Regardt Botes and Flip du Plessis), Ironman competitor, adventure racer and all-round outdoor enthausiast, Christo Smeda was part of a trio that successfully circumnaviated Zanzibar by stand-up paddleboard (SUP). In training they paddled to and from Robben Island – another first for SUP. Christo tells us how they came up with the concept, planning elements and all the craziness that made their seven-day, 12-hour-a-day trip such a adventure.