Gulf of Santa Catalina
The Gulf of Santa Catalina, also the Gulf of Catalina, is a gulf in the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of North America. The eastern coast of the gulf belongs to the states of California, United States, and Baja California, Mexico. The biggest town on the shore of the gulf is San Diego. The islands in the gulf include Santa Catalina Island. The gulf is located in a seismically active area.
- James Fitzpatrick, 53-year-old American open water swimmer swam from Santa Catalina Island to Newport Beach in 14 hours 59 minutes on 1 October 2008
- Halestorm is a channel swimming relay that swam 33.5 miles from Long Point on Santa Catalina Island to Laguna Beach on the Southern California mainland on 8 August 2015 in 19 hours 44 minutes. In order of appearance, the team members included Brett Rose, Tom Hale, Roddy Teeple, Faith Hale, Patsee Ober, and team captain Lynn Kubasek. The support crew included escort pilot John Pittman, Observers Catherine Coy and Dan Simonelli, and Kayakers Jamie Glazer, Eric Zuziak, and Rich Selin.