Kaiwi Channel

The Kaiwi Channel (sometimes called the Molokaʻi Channel) is the body of water between the islands of Oahu and Molokaʻi - a minimum distance of 42 km (26 miles). It was first swum by Keo Nakama in 1961, and is one of the Oceans Seven channel swims.

Successful Kaiwi Channel swims are recorded by the Hawaii Channel Association.

Route Swims First Fastest
Molokai to Oahu 66 Keo Nakama - 1961 Attila Mányoki - 12:02:00 (2015)
Oahu to Molokai 2 Harry Huffaker - 1972 Harry Huffaker - 16:15:00 (1972)

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Kaiwi Channel route
Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
1961 Sep NA Keo Nakama M Molokai to Oahu 45 15:30:00
1967 Sep NA Harry Huffaker M Molokai to Oahu 45 13:35:00
1972 Sep NA Harry Huffaker M Oahu to Molokai 45 16:15:00
1974 May NA Jonathan Ezer M Molokai to Oahu 45 13:04:00
1979 May NA Ian Emberson M Molokai to Oahu 45 16:50:00
1979 Sep NA Mike Miller M Molokai to Oahu 45 16:50:00
1994 Mar NA Robin Isayama Molokai to Oahu 45 15:21:00
2006 Sep NA Forrest Nelson M Molokai to Oahu 45 15:55:00
2006 Sep NA Bill Goding M Molokai to Oahu 45 15:55:00
2006 Sep NA Forrest Nelson M Oahu to Molokai 45 16:36:00
2007 Sep 20 Mike Spalding M 59-60 Molokai to Oahu 45 15:15:00
2007 Sep NA Linda Kaiser F Molokai to Oahu 45 15:00:00
2007 Sep NA Kelly Gleason F Molokai to Oahu 45 15:15:00
2009 Apr NA Mackenzie Miller F Molokai to Oahu 45 14:52:00
2010 Jul NA Chris Palfrey M Molokai to Oahu 45 12:53:00
2011 Sep NA Samantha Simon F Molokai to Oahu 45 13:41:00
2011 Sep NA Tina Neill F Molokai to Oahu 45 17:17:00
2011 Oct 21 Darren Miller M 28 Molokai to Oahu 45 12:12:00
2011 Oct NA Michelle Macy F Molokai to Oahu 45 14:12:00
2011 Oct NA Forrest Nelson M Molokai to Oahu 45 17:17:00
2011 Nov 30 Penny Palfrey F 49 Molokai to Oahu 45 12:07:00
2011 Nov NA Anna-Carin Nordin F Molokai to Oahu 45 18:22:00
2012 Feb NA Stephen Redmond M Molokai to Oahu 45 22:30:00
2012 Jun NA Adam Walker M Molokai to Oahu 45 17:01:00
2012 Aug NA Michael Ventre M Molokai to Oahu 45 22:30:00
2012 Sep NA Kathleen Wilson F Molokai to Oahu 45 20:49:00
2012 Oct NA Oliver Wilkinson M Molokai to Oahu 45 13:05:00
2012 Nov NA Kimberley Chambers F Molokai to Oahu 45 19:27:00
2012 Dec NA Beth French F Molokai to Oahu 45 24:10:00
2013 Aug 18 Leahi Camacho F 17 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:43:00
2013 Sep NA Yesenia Cabrera Fuegos F Molokai to Oahu 45 16:50:00
2013 Oct NA Katie Blair F Molokai to Oahu 45 18:00:00
2014 Sep 30 Cameron Keith M 15 Molokai to Oahu 45 13:55:00
2014 Oct 5 Jim Barber M 54 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:42:00
2014 Oct 5 Victoria Rian F 48 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:42:00
2014 Oct 28 Rohan More M 28-29 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:28:20
2015 Sep 21 Attila Mányoki M 42 Molokai to Oahu 45 12:02:00
2015 Oct 15 André Wiersig M 43 Molokai to Oahu 45 18:26:00
2016 Mar 22 Antonio Argüelles M 56 Molokai to Oahu 45 23:18:00
2016 Apr 10 Elizabeth Fry F 57 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:27:00
2016 Apr 10 Marcy MacDonald F 51-52 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:27:00
2016 Jun 21 Thomas Pembroke M 27 Molokai to Oahu 45 15:27:00
2016 Jul 11 Adrian Sarchet M 41 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:24:00
2016 Aug NA Jorge Crivilles Villanueva M Molokai to Oahu 45 17:54:00
2016 Sep 11 Thomas Hackett M Molokai to Oahu 45 14:53:00
2016 Oct 5 Stephen Junk M 56 Molokai to Oahu 45 13:50:00
2016 Oct 5 Ion Lazarenco Tiron M 38 Molokai to Oahu 45 18:11:00
2016 Dec 7 Beth French F 38-39 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:59:02
2017 Feb 26 Cameron Bellamy M 34 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:01:00
2017 Feb 26 Steve Walker M 49 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:52:00
2017 Mar 28 Abhejali Bernardová F 40 Molokai to Oahu 45 22:08:00
2017 May 20 Pat Gallant-Charette F 66 Molokai to Oahu 45 23:54:00
2017 Jun 7 Prabhat Koli M 17 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:22:00
2017 Jul 10 Mariel Hawley Dávila F 49 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:28:00
2017 Jul 10 Nora Toledano Cadena F 47 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:28:00
2017 Jul 24 Sarah Ferguson F Molokai to Oahu 45 17:54:00
2017 Sep 2 Toni Enderli M 40 Molokai to Oahu 45 20:35:00
2017 Sep 4 Stefan Reinke M 59 Molokai to Oahu 45 19:43:00
2017 Sep 4 Ryan Leong M Molokai to Oahu 45 19:43:00
2018 Apr 27 Dean Summers M 58 Molokai to Oahu 45 20:12:00
2018 Jun NA Anna Strachan F Molokai to Oahu 45 15:11:00
2018 Jul 1 Lynton Mortensen M 54 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:49:00
2018 Jul 1 Mark Tan M Molokai to Oahu 45 15:19:00
2018 Aug 19 Jonathan Ratcliffe M 45 Molokai to Oahu 45 14:09:00
2018 Aug 28 Dina Levačić F 22 Molokai to Oahu 45 13:07:00
2018 Oct 19 John Zemaitis M 35 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:51:00
2018 Oct 19 Joe Zemaitis M 38 Molokai to Oahu 45 17:51:00
2019 Apr 9 Paul Georgescu M 40 Molokai to Oahu 45 13:06:00

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