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Getting Knocked Down And Out By The Red Triangle

It ain’t easy,” doesn’t give justice to swimming between the Farallon Islands and the California coast. Vito Bialla reported that Joe Locke swam and was pushed ten miles in 1 hour and 20 minutes with the help of a 5.8-knot ebb tide, but then the fury of the Red Triangle defeated him. “We encountered brutal conditions. There were 15-18 foot swells with cresting whitecaps and blowing hard at 2 am. Our antenna snapped off the boat because the whiplash was so intense. We had to call the swim and Joe did not argue. We will live to fight another day.”

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