california TO HAWAII
This June, I'll be rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii on a 2,400 mile solo adventure across the Pacific Ocean. I'll start my row to the northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge at Horseshoe Bay. My first hurdle will be to navigate the tides and winds as I push off from land and row out underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Once out of the bay, I'll be challenged by the winds and currents which generally want to push boats southeast and back towards land. Once I reach the mid-Pacific, I'll have to cross what I call the "frying pan" as there's literally no shade and the sun beats down on you all day long. My primary goal is to safely cross the Pacific with the hope of completing the row between 50 and 70 days. I would love to try and break the solo record set by Rob Eustace in 2014 at 52 days, 13 hours and 17 minutes. Rob is a very accomplished ocean rower and I have the utmost respect for him and the record he set. Read more about Carlo's Row 2 Hawaii.
2016 Hawaii Highlight Video
Sometimes a video is worth a thousand words. Check out this video produced by Thiago Silva after our 2016 Great Pacific Race to get an inside view of what it's like on an ocean rowing crossing. The highs, the lows, and the joy of crossing the finish line.
Fueled by STANDARD PROCESS
Nutrition will play a key role in my reaching the Big Island in record time. I'm thrilled to have partnered with Standard Process, a company dedicated to changing lives through whole food-based nutritional supplements and bars. In addition to their bars, they've been supporting me with a range of supplements to keep me in peak physical shape and improve my recovery time. One of my favorites is their Tumeric Forte, which provides a natural anti inflammatory supplement. Over the past year, I've visited their Nutrition Innovation Center in North Carolina to track my pre-row fitness, performance capacity and nutritional levels. During the row I'll be collecting weekly blood samples that will be analyzed to determine how my body and immune system adapt during an extreme endurance event. Post row, I'll be back in the lab to get real data on how my body handled the challenge.