Crew Profile

Hōkūleʻa Update | November 3, 2015

Aloha, this is Kālepa Baybayan on board Hawaiʻi’s famed voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa. We have just departed Port Elizabeth on the southeast coast of South Africa. We have to transit 186 miles to get to our next destination Mossel Bay before continuing around the Cape of Good Hope and eventually making a final landfall of Cape Town. The weather right now is mild, but the wind’s coming directly at us as we head in a southwesterly direction. It has been extremely frigid the past two days. It was 52 degrees this morning, and it was definitely in the low forties the previous night as the crew sat in the harbor to weather out a low pressure system. With the wind chill factor, it must have been in the 30 degrees, which really was a rude awakening for us warm blooded Hawaiians who live in the tropics. But the crew is enduring well. We’re able to warm up during the middle part of the day, but we will endure and we will make our destination of Cape Town in a few days. So thank you for following us and keep tracking us on board Hokulea.com. A hui hou!


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