Paddling The Channel Of Bones
Matthew paddling the Ka'iwi Channel in the M2O Paddleboard World Championship

September 25, 2023

Paddling The Channel Of Bones

A couple of years ago, I had a vision of somehow getting out on the Ka'iwi Channel - the body of water separating the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Molokai - in either a rowboat or to maybe swim it. Then, I discovered the 'Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championship Race' causing me to arrest our current summer plans and to try to get into the race. I pulled my family headlong into my hastily conceived dream, only to find that the Ka'iwi Channel is known as the 'Channel of Bones' for a reason. In this episode, my family and I discuss our perspectives on surviving this adventure...


In this episode’s accompanying video and podcast, my son, Matthew, and wife, Dr. Caple, recall this past summer’s adventure participating in the Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championship Race, as complete newcomers to the sport.

If you enjoy a bit of schadenfreude, you might enjoy watching (or listening) to this episode.

Please enjoy!

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