Aleksander Doba is going to cross Atlantic ocean from East to West, from Africa to South America. On October 26th, 2010 he started expedition from Dakar (Senegal) and plan to finish in Fortaleza (Brazil). 
To use power of sea currents the first part of the route is directed more to the south. After obtaining turning point (coordinates: 4 N, 22 W) he will change direction to the west. The second part of the challenge is expected to be easier since strong South Equatorial Current will be pushing kayak.
(Update: Strong east winds compensate drift caused by ocean currents, so Aleksander decided to change the route, and paddle directly to Fortaleza)

Total length of the route is estimated to be about 3300-3500 km (2100 miles). This should take Aleksander about 60 days of paddling.

Equatorial part of Atlantic ocean is rather smooth. Wave height should be around 2 meters (7 feet). This time of the year there shouldn't be strong and heavy storms. It should be hot and sunny.

Route of the expedition is unique in many aspects:
  • It going to be the first direct (non-stop) transatlantic kayak connection between two continents in the history.
  • It will be one of the longest kayak adventures in the history.
  • Aleksander doesn't have any sailing or kites equipment. This will be pure paddling expedition.
    Ocean currents and the planned route of the Transatlantic

    This part of the Atlantic is rather smooth. Wave height should be around 2 meters (7 feet).


    1. When the hero will arrive in Brazil?

      There will be people waiting for him!

      Vamo cair!!!!!

    2. Go Aleksander Go!!!!
      You have all aour support!

    3. On the map above not egzist Equatorial Counter Current. I have fast all time many, many big problem from this Current. When i look on this very wrong map its any problem crossing Atlantic, but with Equatorial Counter Current its very difficult.
      Please change the wronges maps.
      Best, Aleksander Doba

    4. Ta rada na druga czesc wyprawy jest wspaniala. Po oplynieciu punktu zwrotnego. Wtedy wcale nie zamierzalem tego ja caly czas usilnie staralem sie plynac na poludnie (kurs utrzymywany to 180 stopni) a w wyniku odzialywania Rownikowego Pradu Wstecznego, ktorego brak na tej mapie paskudnie znieksztalca moja nieustajaca walke by przeplynac na poludnie, a prad z wiatrami S-E wynosily mnie na zachod, polnoc i wschod. A ja ciagle uparcie na poludnie. Piekne rady na wybrakowanej mapie mapie.