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  • Endurance

Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society

One of seven's swims referred to as the Ocean's Seven, the Molokai Strait is a 26 mile marathon swim between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii.

Description by Penelope Nagel who added this swim

Writes Adam Walker: In August 2012 I swam the Molokai Strait 26 miles (Molokai to Oahu) this was the third of the Oceans Seven. It took 17 hours 2 minutes and I swam another 11 miles on top of the 26 miles (37 miles).

The strait between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii may have warmer water at 22/23 degrees centigrade but it is known for being treacherous with huge swells, strong currents, and deadly marine life such as sharks and jelly fish. It’s a 26 mile swim, 5 miles more than the English Channel. I was stung by a Portuguese man o war after 13.5 hours in the dark, they have the poison of a cobra snake and can shut down your organs. I pulled tentacles off my stomach, lost feeling in my spine and had 3.5 hours to swim in agony to complete the swim. I swam 37 miles in total as the currents pushed me sideways. It took every bit of will power to get across in 17 hours. I still have scars on my stomach from the tentacles.
  • Currents

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Marine life, currents, big swells

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