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The Channel of Bones

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Toni Enderli crossing the Molokai Channel from Molokai Island to Oahu on 1-2 September 2017 in 20 hours 35 minutes, escorted by Ivan Shigaki
The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association

The Channel of Bones is a documentary film by Silverline Productions of Toni Enderli's crossing of the Molokai Channel on 1-2 September 2017 from Molokai Island to Oahu in Hawaii in 20 hours 35 minutes, finishing on Sandy Beach under the guidance of escort pilot Ivan Shigaki with crew member Linda Kaiser and Andrew Mitchell.

2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

The Channel of Bones was nominated for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase (USA)
3. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
7. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)

2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination[edit]

The Channel of Bones is a documentary film by Silverline Productions of Toni Enderli’s crossing of the Molokai (Ka’iwi) Channel in Hawaii that took an agonizing 20 hour 35 minute. From his dramatic finishing on Sandy Beach on Oahu to his interactions with escort pilot Ivan Shigaki and crew members Linda Kaiser and Andrew Mitchell, the film is riveting with the suspense that builds as the coastline never seems to get closer. For highlighting the challenges faced when, where and how to start the 42 km inter-island crossing, for showing the beauty of a tropical location known for its big, bad, blue waters, for sharing the difficulties faced by swimmers, pilots and crew in a marine adventure that can go south at any moment, The Channel of Bones documentary is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

The Channel of Bones[edit]


with [[Toni Enderli] across the Molokai Channel

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