Explorer Wave Vidmar is preparing to embark on another epic adventure. The man who has years of sailing experience and has made a solo journey to the North Pole, will soon set off on a long distance paddling expedition that will see him journey from California to Hawaii in a kayak.
Dubbed the 2012 Seaward Pacific Ocean Expedition, Vidmar intends to paddle his specially designed and built Seaward Kayak 3000 nautical miles across open ocean. Along the way he intends to document the journey on video while conducting research on marine wildlife, the effects of a prolonged paddling expedition on his body, the use of technology in the field and more.
The plan is to set out from Monterey in California and work his way west to Maui in Hawaii. When he’ll set off isn’t exactly clear, but according to PR from Seaward it should be any day now. I also haven’t been successful in finding an official website for the expedition, but updates are being posted at the Seaward Kayak Facebook page.
Wave, who seems aptly named for aquatic adventures, says that he thinks it should take him about 50 days to reach Hawaii. That’s a lot of time in the cockpit of a kayak. Good luck!