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Kaulakahi Channel

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noun - The Kaulakahi Channel is a 17-mile (27.3 km) wide channel that separates the islands of Kauai and Niihau in the state of Hawaii. It is part of the Eight Seas.

Kaulakahi Channel Swimmers[edit]

The list of successful Kaulakahi Channel Swimmers who have successfully crossed this channel include:

8. 2012 - Bill Goding
7. 2012 - Tina Neill
6. 2012 - Forrest Nelson
5. 2010 - Quinn Carver
4. 2003 - Linda Kaiser, 1st Women
3. 2003 - Laurie Foster
2. 2003 - Mike Spalding
1. 2003 - Tom Robinson

On 8 August 2020, Stefan Reinke, Bill Goding, Lectie Altman, Marcus Guttmann, and Ryan Leong Guttmann finished a 27.3 km tandem crossing of the Kaulakahi Channel from Barking Sands Beach on Kauai to Ni'ihau in 11 hours 38 minutes while Dr. Steve Minaglia also completed a solo crossing on the same day.

Channels in the Hawaiian Islands[edit]

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.

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