A solo kayaker has made it from California to Hawaii in 91 days.
KHON 2 Honolulu says Cyril Derreumaux left Monterey on June 21st and made it to Hilo Bay on September 20th after 91 days and 9 hours alone at sea.
His 2,400 mile trip took him from California to the Big Island after several previous attempts.
He built his ocean kayak, named "Valentine" for his sister, in 2019 and was supposed to try the journey in 2020 before the pandemic hit.
His first official attempt had to be cut short after just six days because of bad weather and a damaged anchor.
For this trip, he lost 20 pounds, overcame the loss of his primary water filter, and a dwindling food supply.
According to his team, Derreumaux completed the first solo kayak trip across the Pacific Ocean unsupported and human powered. He follows the path of legendary kayaker Ed Gillet who in 1987 paddled solo from Monterey to Maui in 64 days. To follow Derreumaux’s journey, click here.