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Kai Lenny and John John Florence Foil from Kaua’i to Oahu

Kai Lenny and John John Florence—I can’t think of a better crew to foil 200 nautical miles across the ocean. You’ve got Lenny, who’s a maniac on a hydrofoil, and then there’s Florence who’s now just as much of a sailor as he is a surfer. Apparently Florence is the one who came up with the wild idea to foil across the Kaua'i Channel in his 18-foot catamaran. It didn't much convincing to get Lenny to join. Still, these world champions aren’t infallible and the adventure pushed their limits. Despite the setbacks, broken parts, and DIY sailboat repair, the duo managed to leave the North Shore and land in Hanalei Bay in Kauai. Oh, and then do the whole trip in reverse.

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Thanks for documenting this! What a cool adventure. Not that this journey was about the beaches in Hawai’i, but this made me want to go back to the islands even more. John from Tree Trimmer San Jose

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stash member Katie Lozancich

TGR Staff Writer and photographer. Fond of bikes, pow, and dogs. Originally from Northern CA, home for me has ranged from the PNW to a teepee in Grand Teton National Park.