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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Kealaikahiki Channel Swim (Yes, they made it)
On Friday April 10th, Bill Goding and Quinn Carver swam from the island of Kahoʻolawe, across the Kealaikahiki Channel to the island of Lānaʻi. Quinn finished in 10 hours and 24 minutes. Bill finished in 10 hours and 44 minutes. There was a book full of stuff that went on from an early mixup on getting my board there, which resulted in me escorting these guys across the channel on a surfboard, to a difference in finishing strategies that split these guys up in the fading light at the finish. But they both made it as I knew they would. Wow! Long day. I took lots of pictures and will tell the full story in the days to come.Feel free to ask any questionsand keep checking back.