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A CALL TO ACTION FOR OCEAN HEALTH

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THE ORIGINAL WATERMAN
IN HONOR OF DUKE KAHANAMOKU

EPIC SWIM MAUI

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SUMMER 2024

12 WORLD-CLASS SWIMMERS

12 DAYS

12 MOKU

(districts)

190 MILES / 300 KM

AN UNPRECEDENTED EXPEDITIONARY SWIM

AROUND THE ISLAND OF MAUI

A CELEBRATION OF THE HAWAIIAN CULTURE

A CALL TO ACTION FOR OCEAN HEALTH

Ocean
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THE WORLD'S BEST OPEN WATER SWIMMERS

FROM SIX CONTINENTS & HAWAI’I

SWIMMING FOR OCEAN HEALTH

THE TOUR DE FRANCE

OF OPEN WATER SWIMMING

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“Using your body to take on the Ocean, is as pure as it can possibly get.”

Ridge Lenny
Professional Waterman.

GLOBAL SCIENCE

An official project of the
United Nations Ocean Decade

A key facet of the swim is showcasing cutting-edge science and technology, as well as the compelling characters making such innovation possible. 

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Sea & Sun Technology

Sea & Sun Technology is a leading manufacturer of probes for oceanographic research. As the expedition is moving along, swimmers and crew will be gathering data from places never entered before. We will be demonstrating new modes of citizen science.

University of Hawaii

Dr. Andrea Kealoha with UH Water Quality Lab is monitoring Lahaina’s waters to observe the impact of runoff water after the fires. The ESM team is facilitating the sharing of equipment and expertise between UH, Sea & Sun Tech, and Hereon. 

Hereon Institute

A global leader in PFAS (forever chemical) research, swimmers and crew will be working with Hereon Institute scientists in sampling water from eight remote locations around Maui. This effort is part of the first ever PFAS study in the Pacific. 

Ocean Data Lab

A global leader in ocean current and wind analysis via satellite, Ocean Data Lab is working with the ESM team to gather and analyze real-time current and wind conditions to keep our swimmers safe.  

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INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE

“Come with respect & ask for permission. That's all we ask as Kanakas.”

Rodney Kilborn
Hawaiian Waterman, Kupuna.

Creating a Better Future
by Understanding the Past

Hawaiian culture is a rich tapestry of traditions, values, and a profound connection to the land and sea. Preserving and celebrating this heritage is of utmost importance. Epic Swim Maui offers native Hawaiians a platform to share their stories and wisdom to a local and global audience.

The 12 Moku of Maui

The ahupua'a system is a traditional land division and resource management concept native to Hawai’i. It divides the land from the mountains to the sea into pie-shaped sections, ensuring that each ahupua'a encompasses a range of ecosystems and resources. Each Moku (district) is made up of these smaller land divisions. This system promotes sustainability by allowing communities to manage their resources effectively, from agriculture in the uplands to fishing in the coastal areas. 

Central to the swim’s mission is giving back to our Maui community. To this end, ESM has partnered with Kristen and Sven Lindblad and the Hawai’i Community Foundation in creating a dedicated fund to provide grants to individuals and organizations in communities throughout Maui. 

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Maui Moku Funds

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“Swimming around Maui, you’re in some of the most powerful, turbulent ocean there is. If you can navigate that, it’ll be the ultimate reward when you finish.”

Kai Lenny
World champion Waterman

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A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN

Around the birthplace of modern water culture

SUMMER 2024

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A CALL TO ACTION FOR OCEAN HEALTH

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EPIC SWIM MAUI

917 Kokomo Road

Haiku, HI, 96708

USA

CONTACT

info@epicsswimmaui.com

+1 808 359 8646

INSTAGRAM

@epicswimmaui

OCEAN HEALTH

IS

HUMAN HEALTH

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Presented by WATER PEOPLE COLLECTIVE

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