Andrew Chin Looks Back At The Patagonia Challenge

Andrew Chin Looks Back At The Patagonia Challenge

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Andrew Chin (on the far right in the photo), one of the five friends and training partners from Cape Town, South Africa who successfully tackled three extreme cold-water swims in Patagonia, reflected back on his adventures in the Beagle Channel, Strait of Magellan and the Cape Horn in a special Open Water Wednesday interview.

Despite their impressive trio of successes, Chin remained humble and awe-struck in the face of daunting Mother Nature down in Patagonia. “We got into the water and the wind was blowing at 25-35 knots with an odd squall of 42 knots. There was no way they were going [to be able] to get us out of the water. And the winds kept blowing and it made the swim much more difficult and for a really interesting challenge.”

Hear his even-keeled detailed description of his three swims through the fury of the waterways of Patagonia here.

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Steven Munatones