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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 [...]

Swimming When The Ocean And Sky Were One

Photos courtesy of Keano Pavlosky, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Hawaii. Article courtesy of Steve Haumschild of the Kaiwi Channel Association, Hawaii. Few humans in history have experienced the Molokai (Kaiwi) Channel like Steve Haumschild [...]

Brothers Royer To Relay Molokai

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 32-year-old John Royer and his younger brother Mark Royer will attempt a Molokai Channel relay tonight as their window is rapidly closing due to an incoming weather pattern. "Mark [...]

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 [...]

Stephen Junk Swims Until The Unexpected

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Stephen Junk was clocking great time out of Kaluakoi [on Molokai," reported kayaker Steve Haumschild. "He is a hell of a swimmer. He remained strong and consistent throughout the [...]

What If? In The Molokai Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Moloka’i Channel, also known as the Ka’iwi Channel, is 26 miles (42 km) of currents, winds, waves, and marine life. One of the Oceans Seven channels, it is [...]

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