Adventure athlete and explorer Wave Vidmar plans to paddle a kayak from Monterey, California to Maui, Hawaii this summer, an expedition that will keep him in the cockpit of his kayak for up to 56 days.
Vidmar, who has spent more than 30 years in various boats on the sea, and who has undertaken a number of adventures in all types of terrain, will depart on June 21 to make the 3,100 mile journey.
His kayak, a modified Passat G3, was created by Seaward Kayaks out of Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to give live updates on the epic journey through their Facebook page.
He will depart from San Francisco sometime very soon, paddling South to Baja and waiting, according to the Seaward Kayaks Facebook Page, “until the winds feel right,” at which point he will head West for 3,100 miles, totally unsupported.
“This is a massive undertaking, we have kept a low profile, but expect to follow Wave’s progress in real time & hear regular updates on his progress,” according to the Seaward Kayaks Facebook page.
According to Damon Tucker, who maintains this news site about Hawaii, the trip has only been completed once before–25 years ago.
His kayak is outfitted with solar panels which will power a laptop and video camera, presumably to send those live updates.
We will be monitoring the Facebook page to keep on top of the updates. God’s speed, Wave!
View a news report on the journey here.