Women Stand Up Paddle Hawaiian Islands for Oceanic Research
Photo: Destination 3° via Facebook.
The Algalita Marine Research Foundation are the folk who continue to enlighten the world on the impact that plastics pollution is having on marine life and our oceans. It is their groundbreaking work (can you say that about marines sciences?) that is helping us understand the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
This month Algalita has received support from a rather unusual event. Destination 3° is the attempt by Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey, two of the world's elite female standup paddleboarders, to paddle the length of the main Hawaiian Islands.
They've just spent seven hours crossing the 51.5 km (32 miles) from Molokai island to Oahu island, with their final destination the northern island of Kauai. This later channel crossing will be the toughest of the nine of their adventure.
Image: Destination 3°
The Ka'ie'iewaho channel is about 136 kilometres (85 miles) wide, and the girls figure it could take them between 15 and 20 hours to traverse. So they are hoping to use the full moon and begin their crossing at midnight on the 28th of April.
We wish them well on their epic final leg (for reference, the famed English Channel is only 34 km (21 mile) wide at its narrowest). We are fully supportive of human powered adventureshuman powered adventures, of girls in action, of the work of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, an of environmentally switched-on companies, like key sponsor, Horny Toad, for helping the team out.
Via Horny Toad's League of Toads.