Maui Nui Crossings
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The Maui Nui Crossings or the Maui Nui Triangle Swim is a non-stop three-way channel swim between the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai, swum in any order by either a relay or solo swimmer. It is between 59 km and 64 km depending on where the start/finish is.
Maui Nui was once a large landmass that consisted of the modern-day islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe in Hawaii approximately 1.2 million years ago. These four islands comprise of Maui County in contemporary times.
Open Water Swimming
- Harry Huffaker unsuccessfully attempted the Maui Nui Crossings during the 1989, called the 3 Islands Swim. He made two legs of the three non-stop crossings, but weather and water conditions prevented him to complete the first Crossings.
- Becca Mann completed the first 57.78 km Maui Nui Swim in August 2019 between the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai on 18-19 August 2019 with Captain Michael Twigg-Smith, Escort crew Steve Haumschild, Shelley Oates, Relief Captain Mike Scott, feeder Beth Mann, planning and organization by the Kaiwi Channel Association.
- 15.75 km Pailolo Channel crossing from Maui to Molokai started at 1:00 pm and finished at 5:01 pm on 18 August 2019.
- 26.50 km Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, started at 5:09 pm and finished at 3:20:15 am on 19 August 2019.
- 15.33 km Auau Channel from Lanai to Maui, started at 3:29:35 am and finished at 9:53 am on 19 August 2019.
3 Islands Swim
A solo swim attempt between Maui, Lanai and Molokai in the state of Hawaii in 1989 by Harry Huffaker.