"Destination 3 Degrees" crosses Hawaiian channels

September 13, 2010 | Surfing

Destination 3 Degrees: linking a place called Hawaii

Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey will be holding a premiere for their movie Destination 3 Degrees, on October 2nd.

The event will take place at the Hobie store in Dana Point, California, from 7-10pm. The movie will be shown during the same weekend as the “Battle of the Paddle” event, and the girls are expecting a big turnout.

They are excited to be able to share their experience of crossing all nine of Hawaii’s open-ocean channels by SUP.

Three degrees of latitude separate the islands of Hawaii. Nine legendary and infamous open-ocean channels link them together. Drawn by ritual, necessity, competition and challenge, watermen have long conquered and been conquered by these channels... but never in an adventure quite like this.

Destination 3° is a standup paddle adventure across Hawaii’s legendary channels.

In April 2010, Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey, two of the world’s elite female standup paddleboarders, made their way across each of these channels, setting competition aside to chase the ultimate prize: ocean adventure. Inspired by their love of the ocean, Destination 3° is even more than a standup paddle adventure, more than an ocean challenge, and more than two women pushing the edges of themselves and their sport, it is a way to give back.

The Mission…

Destination 3° puts Jenny and Morgan in a unique and powerful position to raise awareness and funds to help benefit Algalita Marine Research Foundation in their efforts to understand and protect the oceans from the impacts of plastics contamination. Three degrees over an expanse of water may be a challenge, but in the end, the real challenge is stoking the fires of adventure and awareness of the world that makes it all possible.

The Channels

'Alenuihaha Channel: "Of very large, trough-like waves" (Hawaii-Maui)
'Alalakeiki Channel: "Screaming or crying child" (Maui-Kaho'olawe)
Auau Channel: "To take a bath" (Maui-Lanai)
Pailolo Channel: "To urge or rouse expertise and skill" (Maui-Molokai)
Kaiwi Channel: "The bones" or "Long surf line" (Molokai-Oahu)
Ka'ie'iewaho Channel: "The 'ie 'ie vine" (Oahu-Kauai)
Kaulakahi Channel: "The red place" (Kauai-Ni'ihau)

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