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Teams battle Pacific in “World’s Toughest Row,” arriving soon on Kauaʻi

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The journey will conclude at Black Pot Beach, Hanalei Bay, where supporters will gather to celebrate their incredible achievement. Photo Courtesy: World’s Toughest Row

In the ultimate test of endurance, 13 intrepid teams from across the globe are on the final stretch of the “World’s Toughest Row.”

This remarkable journey started in Monterey, California, and traversed 2,800 miles across the Pacific Ocean, with the teams rowing in custom made ocean rowing boats, up to 28 feet long.

The finish line awaits at Hanalei Bay on the North Shore of Kaua’i, where the first of the teams are expected to arrive the evening of July 11, with the remaining teams arriving over the course of the next month.

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The World’s Toughest Row has demanded an extraordinary level of commitment from these adventurers, confronting them with 20-foot waves, sleep deprivation, and relentless physical and mental challenges.

Operating on a schedule of two hours of rowing followed by two hours of rest, repeated over a month, there have been moments of profound beauty and reward. The stunning sunrises, unobstructed night skies, encounters with majestic marine wildlife like whales and dolphins, and the deep sense of accomplishment in overcoming tremendous odds have provided the teams with much-needed inspiration and balance in this challenging journey.

This epic journey will conclude at the picturesque Black Pot Beach, Hanalei Bay, where supporters will gather to celebrate their incredible achievement.

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The event will be broadcast live on the World’s Toughest Row YouTube and Facebook pages, allowing supporters worldwide to join in on their journey.

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