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Friday, March 5, 2010

Ka'ena To Kauai With Kozlovich

Penny Palfrey gave a fascinating interview to Hawaiian adventure trainer Jeff Kozlovich about her 72-mile swim across the Kaieiewaho Channel between the islands of Oahu and Kauai.

With plans for a late April window, Penny will take off when the conditions warrant.

The article is here where Penny divulges where she will start (Ka'ena Point) and who will be on her escort boat (Forest Nelson, Bill Goding, Neil Vaughan, Jeff and, possibly, her husband, Chris). It is quite an entertaining and enlightening interview.

Ka'ena Point is the quite the magical - and treacherous - point to begin this adventure. Kaʻena Point is the westernmost tip of land on Oahu and is a Natural Area Reserve to protect the almost extinct Nene birds (the Hawaiian state bird). According to Hawaiian folklore, Kaʻena Point is the jumping-off point for souls leaving this world.

Penny will certainly be jumping off into history as she will be the second person - after Jonathan Ezer in 1974 - to attempt this swim of epic proportions.

During the winter months, Kaʻena Point is pounded by waves up to 49 feet (15 meters) with reports of waves with 60–80 foot (18–24 meter) faces with dangerous rip currents and other hazardous ocean conditions.

But one of the world's greatest living adventurers will be in excellent hands.

More photos of Ka'ena Point can be seen here.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones

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