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Bill Whiddon looks a little out of place as he paddles from the Bahamas to Miami. Whiddon, 58, and Thaddeus Foote became the first to cross the Gulf Steam on stand-up paddleboards when they arrived June 9 at Miami Beach, completing the 60-plus-mile passage in 17 hours, 11 minutes and 43 seconds to raise awareness for Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics campaign. www.surfridermiami.org

This photo originally appeared in the August 2012 issue.

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