Shark Spawning Season In September

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Most recently, Ranie Pearce had an encounter with a large shark while attempting a crossing of the Molokai (Kaiwi) Channel. Harry Huffaker, one of the most prolific Hawaiian Isles [...]

A Swimmer In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Instead of swimming from Molokai to Oahu, Dr. Harry Huffaker visited a swimming buddy, Audy Kimura. Kimura recalls, "Conditions were just too dangerous even for an International Marathon Swimming [...]

Six Feet Deep Sixes Harry Huffaker’s Dream

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jim Cotton, one of the founders of the Waikiki Swim Club, Waikiki Roughwater Swim and Maui Channel Swim, knows high surf and rough water conditions. Living on Oahu, where [...]

75 Years And Counting Down

Courtesy of Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography, California. After the Waikiki Roughwater Swim was called due to unsafe conditions, Dr. Harry Huffaker took the cancellation in stride. With large swells relentlessly crashing upon the outer [...]

Being Old Once Again

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. To contemporary swimmers, what Harry Huffaker faced in the 1960s when he first crossed the 26-mile (42 km) Molokai Channel was unfathomable. "I used to swim down in Ala [...]

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