Isla Gran Malvina or West Falkland is the second largest of the Islas Malvinas (or the Falkland Islands) in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a hilly island, separated from Isla Soledad (or East Falkland) by the Falkland Sound. Its coastline is 1,258.7 kilometres (782.1 miles) long. The island has fewer than 200 people, scattered around the coastline. The largest settlement is Port Howard on the east coast, which has an airstrip.
Open Water Swimming
- Gustavo Oriozabala from Argentina was the first person to swim between islands (Gran Malvina and Isla Soledad) in the Falkland Islands in 2006 in 3-5ºC water.
- Jade Perry and Ruben Gonzales swam a 5 km tandem swim in the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) from Isla Gran Malvina (West Falkland) to La Isla Soledad (East Falkland) through the Strait of San Carlos in water temperatures between 9-10°C in 1 hour 26 minutes on 13 March 2018, the first successful crossing without a wetsuit.
- Gustavo Oriozabala From Grav Malvina To Isla Soledad
- Gustavo Oriozabala's Solo Swim From Gran Malvina To Isla Soledad
- Islas Malvinas with Matías Ola and Jackie Cobell
- Swimming From The West To East In The Falklands
- Jackie Cobell Continues Swims In Unprecedented Locations
- Ruben Gonzales, Jade Perry Cross Estrecho de San Carlos