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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 [...]

What Is The Fairest Channel Of Them All?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Mackenzie Miller finishing on Sandy Beach on Oahu. Adam Walker after his Molokai Channel swim. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jeff Kozolvich and Steve Haumschild frequently escort people [...]

The Mark(s) Of A Champion

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Imagine running a marathon and being stung by insects that would cause you to crumble to the ground. Imagine doing a triathlon and being injected with venom that would [...]

O Come All Ye Faithful – Part 1

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Over the decades covering swims from the South Pacific to San Francisco, from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, from South Africa to Sandycove, we have seen thousands of swimmers [...]

In The Middle Of The Channel Of Bones

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Molokai Channel between the islands of Molokai and Oahu can get big and swell up with huge ocean swells that lift swimmers and escort boats several meters in [...]

Rohans More Doing The Oceans Seven

Courtesy of Mackenzie Miller. Hawaii's Ka'iwi [Moloka'i] Channel between the islands of Moloka'i and O'ahu attracts ocean swimmers from for its difficulty and its beautiful views and warm water. It also attracts swimmers who love [...]

Rohans Gives It More Than Ever

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Rohans More was willing to give it a go with at least 5 of the 7 channels in the Oceans Seven. He wanted to try the North Channel and [...]

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