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Destination 3° Completes Four of the Eight Channels Including the Infamous Alenuihaha
MOLOKAI, HAWAII, April 20, 2010 – On April 19, 2010, Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey, two of the world’s elite female standup paddlers, completed the fourth channel in their eight-channel quest – Destination 3° – to link together the Hawaiian island chain via the legendary open-ocean channels that separate them.
After being delayed several days on the Big Island by gale-force winds, Hoesterey and Kalmbach crossed the Alenuihaha channel between the Big Island and Maui on April 7. The Alenuihaha is notorious for blistering winds, crushing swells, and strong currents. With 15-knot north/northeast winds and 6-ft swells, they completed the channel, paddling more than 40 miles in just over nine hours. (more…)