Tag: Kaieiewaho Channel

Penny Palfrey Part 2

Penny Palfrey Part 2 Courtesy of WOWSA, Kaieiewaho Channel, Hawaii. Seven years ago this month, Australian Penny Palfrey attempted a solo 115.8 km crossing of the Kaieiewaho Channel between the islands of Kauai and Oahu. It was her second attempt, starting from Ka'ena Point on Oahu with plans to finish on Kauai's Nawiliwili harbor. On her first

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Open Water Swimmers Who Dream Big

The swimming community continues to evolve and improve. The open water swimming world continues to imagine and achieve different and difficult swims at multiple levels. Their achievements remind us of the words of Harvard University president Drew Faust who wrote, “The study of the humanities enables students to imagine, adapt, assess, interpret, change

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The Protective Cocoon Of An Escort Crew

Sitting in an escort boat observing Penny Palfrey attempt to swim 72 miles between the islands of Oahu and Kauai, we knew the distance was outlandishly far. If successful, Palfrey would rewrite all possibilities of channel swimming in Hawaii. But for gigantic blooms of box jellyfish that arose to the surface at sunset and twice dashed her dreams, Palfrey

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Goding Is Golden

Bill Goding has always lent a helping hand. Whether it is mainland visitors to Hawaii or a foreign marathon swimmer attempting to swim between islands, Goding has always ben willing to help. A true waterman and retired Honolulu lifeguard who is skilled in all types of conditions and equipment, he has also done a number of inter-island swims including the

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Koz Paddles For A Cause

Jeff 'Koz' Kozlovich paddles like few others. He paddles not for himself, but for others. Among his selfless duties, he has paddled for Penny Palfrey twice each in the Kaieiewaho Channel (between Kauai and Oahu)and the Molokai Channel (see video below) and in the Cayman Islands, and for Darren Miller also in the Molokai Channel. Like the Secret Service,

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Open Water Swimming – Whatta Pain!

This Northern Hemisphere spring, Penny Palfrey will attempt one of the most audacious solo marathon swims in the world - a 72.4-mile crossing of the Kaieiewaho Channel from Oahu to Kauai in Hawaii this coming April. Penny will swim between 30-40 hours through gigantic ocean swells, tremendously powerful currents and strong winds that can whip up a sea of

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