Kayaker commences 70-day journey from California to Hawaii

Kayaker commences 70-day journey from California to Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Cyril Derreumaux is finally providing it his best shot on Tuesday to journey all through 2,400 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean. He’s put within the final 4 many years making ready for his best journey — and second try — to paddle solo from California to Hawaii.

“Climate is looking out terrific for departure for the next 3 occasions, so which is simply what I used to be ready round for,” Derreumaux suggested KHON2 on Monday.

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The 45-yr-old father of two shared that there’s little or no that may put together you to deal with 14-foot waves in 35-knots of winds on a 23-foot kayak, different than simply finishing up it.

“You may research all of the textbooks you need, you possibly can talk about to all of the individuals in the present day which have carried out it forward of, you possibly can hear to all of the podcast you need, you possibly can even have carried out it simply earlier than as a workers, there may be little or no that can prepare you for what is really coming apart from dwelling by it,” Derreumaux informed KHON2 once more in Might maybe. “That’s referred to as encounter, and it’s as raw because it receives, think about me.”

And Derreumaux has that sensible expertise below his belt. In 2021, he tried utilizing to contemplate on the 70-day journey however was rescued 6 occasions simply after he set off. Specialised difficulties and limits reduce his expertise restricted, however this time throughout, Derreumaux is acquainted with what to do another way.

Following his 1st try and coaching operates, Derreumaux has made constant enhancements, which embody issues like modifications to the precise ocean kayak he used ultimate time. He’s even put in a satellite tv for pc interplay methodology with an exterior antenna, which is able to enable him to make cellphone calls and electronic mail messages from inside the cabin.

“I prefer to pressure my very own boundaries and reside all of the actions that I dare to aspiration for myself,” Derreumaux acknowledged. “Every calendar yr, I took on a greater downside, pushing my particular person boundaries and experiencing the method and the outcomes alongside the way in which.”

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Derreumaux is aware of the journey goes to be “terribly actually laborious,” however he’ll do his full most interesting to make it a great outcomes. Click on on on this article to stick to his journey.