Crossing from Spain to Africa is possible via the strait of Gibraltar, a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea (but there are strong eastbounds current, as the Mediterranean Sea level is 1.4m below the Atlantic one and typically west wind is prevailing). The strait’s depth ranges from 300 to 900 meters and it’s one of world’s busiest waterways with about 300 cargo boats passing it every day.
The return paddle was much harder as it was against the current – it took 3 hours 50 minutes for 25km. The sunset paddle back was an amazing experience. There were lots of dolphins accompanying us part of the way, they seemed to have fun playing hide and seek with my camera and randomly jumping out of the water either to the left or the right of the SUPs and the boat. For the last few kilometers it was dark already, it was 6:50 PM when Belar, Fred and Ramon arrived back in Getarez, tired, but happy.