The route

The distance from Cyprus to Beirut is about 185 km, when measured on a straight line. When you set course at sea, especially with a slow moving vessel like a SUP board, then you are susceptible to winds, currents, etc., so it will not be a straight line. Hence total paddling distance will be greater. The biggest unknown of this endeavor will be the weather conditions. Each must start really early in the morning and cover as much distance as possible prior to the winds kicking in. The plan is to cover the entire distance in 3 days, with an average of 60-70km per day.  With an average speed of about 7 km per hour, the minimum paddling time per day will be about ten hours. Taking into considerations breaks and unforeseen events, it is likely I shall be on the SUP from dawn to dusk.