Karen Wrenn sets out to be first ever to Cross Channel Islands on a SUP (Updated – Day 2)
  • I promised Karen and her Husband John I would try and stay up to date with her journey through the Channel Islands, off the coast of California.  Karen and I never got a chance to catch up yesterday as planned, so I am doing my best to find info from various other sources, until we can communicate directly.  The coverage below is from a couple of different areas, including ABC News in Los Angeles, and her own personal Twitter Feed, @karenwrenn.  As soon as I hear from Karen or John, I will update this page with the latest news and info.

    ABC News Coverage Here:

    Karen Wrenn, 37, of Long Beach is attempting to paddle between all eight of the Channel Islands consecutively in what could be a record-breaking adventure. Wrenn is a champion stand-up paddler and a mother of two. (KABC Photo below)

    Long Beach woman takes crack at paddle record

    Monday, February 07, 2011

    Karen Wrenn, 37, of Long Beach is attempting to paddle between all eight of the Channel Islands consecutively in what could be a record-breaking adventure. Wrenn is a champion stand-up paddler and a mother of two.

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A Long Beach woman is set to take off Monday on what could be a record-breaking adventure.

    Karen Wrenn, 37, is attempting to paddle between all eight of the Channel Islands consecutively.

    She was scheduled to paddle out Monday morning to begin her six-day, 150-mile journey.

    Wrenn is a champion stand-up paddler and a mother of two.

    Karen Wrenn © Kaenon Polarized

    To leave  comments for Karen about the crossing, click here

    Day 1

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    On way to Santa Barbara Island – 6 hours away. Plan to #Paddle 38 tomorrow in strongest winds trip

     

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    Earlier today paddling on my #Naish 17 Glide away from Santa Barbara Island

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    I got some company for last few miles today! Wyms from #Kaenon joined me

    Day 2

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    Back on the boat after finishing second leg – 18 miles. Feeling great. Weather cooperating so far

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    20 minutes until I jump into water – I’m using @Kialoa Methane paddle with Hawaiian print

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    Just parked boat at Cat Harbor

     


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