Bruce Gipson joins us this week to tell his inspiring story of Kayaking from Bimini to the Bahamas in record time.
In June 1984, kayaker Bruce Gipson shoved off from the Bahamas’ Bimini Islands and, 12 hours later, landed in Florida, setting a world record for fastest human-powered crossing between the two points. Last November, 31 years later, he returned to exactly the same beach, preparing to do it all over. “I’m standing there going, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this again,’ ” he says.
Florida native, Bruce Gipson has won over 150 kayak racing events and championships. On top of Bruce’s racing accomplishments, he created the East Coast Surf Ski Championship in 1987, introduced the world’s first 4-man surf ski in 1990, was a member of the U.S. Senior Kayak Marathon Team in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2014 and designed the course for the Finlandia Vodka’s Finlandia Challenge Kayak Race which ran for 3 years.