Predicting And Executing A 20-Hour Channel Crossing

Courtesy of Toni Enderli across The Channel of Bones, Hawaii.

The Channel of Bones that features Toni Enderli‘s charity crossing of the Molokai (Ka’iwi) Channel between Molokai Island and Oahu Island was nominated for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

The Channel of Bones is a documentary film by Silverline Productions of Toni Enderli’s 20 hour 35 minute crossing of the 42 km Molokai Channel. From his dramatic finishing on Sandy Beach on Oahu to his interactions with escort pilot Ivan Shigaki, adviser Linda Kaiser and crew members Andrew Mitchell, the film is riveting.

What is arguably most remarkable about Enderli’s third Oceans Seven channel crossing is that the 40-year-old South African entrepreneur actually predicted a 20-hour swim before the swim while standing on the shore of Molokai.

The nominees for the 2017 World Open Water Offering of the Year are as follows:

1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project with Bruckner Chase (USA)
3. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
7. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)

To register and vote on the WOWSA Awards and the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, visit here.

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