Makapu'u Beach off the eastern coast of Oahu, also known locally as Rabbit Island. Photo by Colin Capelle]] The Hawaiian Islands are a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that are the newest American state. It is also the name of the biggest island in the State of Hawaii.
Channels in the Hawaiian Islands
There are 9 main channels in the Hawaiian Islands that individuals attempt to swim: Auau Channel (or the Maui Channel), Kalohi Channel, Alalakeiki Channel, Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Kaulakahi Channel, Kealaikahiki Channel, Kaiwi Channel (or Moloka'i Channel) and the Kaieiewaho Channel.
Video of Molokai Channel Crossing
Maui Nui Triangle Swim
The Kaiwi Channel Association planned and helped escort Becca Mann on her unprecedented 63.9 km Maui Nui Triangle Swim between the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai in the state of Hawaii on 18-19 August 2019 in 20 hours 53 minutes.
Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational
- 7 swimmers swam the three channels between Maui, Lanai and Molokai on three successive days between 12-15 September 2019 in the Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational:
- Day One across the 14.9 km Kalohi Channel between Lanai and Molokai completing in 6 hours 4 minutes 40 seconds
- Day Two across the 13.5 km Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokai completing in 5 hours 50 minutes 10 seconds
- Day Three across the 14.1 km Auau Channel between Lanai and Maui completing in 7 hours 47 minutes