Westbound Rower

Westbound Rower | The Great Pacific Challenge

June 2021 – ?

On the 21st of June, 2021, Erden Eruc, a global adventurer, started his epic journey across the Pacific Ocean, rowing from Crescent City, California to Hong Kong, in the first-ever human-powered solo Pacific crossing north of the equator.  In partnership with Ocean Recovery Alliance, this rowing adventure will help to raise awareness about plastic pollution and the overall health of the ocean.  It will be the first ever mainland-to-mainland crossing of the Pacific Ocean between the Americas and Asia.

Join us in this journey together, which will  bring us to discuss topics related to our environment, our ocean and how we use it, plastic pollution, oceanography, and climate change. We will be talking about different topics every week, and you might also be able to be on a live satellite phone call with Erden from his rowboat at sea, as we will try to have live classroom chats with him every two weeks or so, once the schools come back into session in late August.

Track Erden: https://www.erdeneruc.com/tracking

Story Map with great resources for Erden’s voyage: 


The Live Events

All Event Times Listed in Eastern

Intro Event Before Launch

Erden Eruc | Westbound Rower: Intro Event

Join us to learn firsthand from Erden Eruc, holder of 15 Guinness World Records, with a special educational introduction to his amazing expedition! He will be the first ever to row across the Pacific Ocean, north of the Equator, and based on the weather, will launch from Northern California after June 15th We’ll catch up with Erden to check out his ocean rowboat where he is preparing all the supplies he needs to leave on this epic journey. He’ll be collaborating with the NGO, Ocean Recovery Alliance, to create an amazing bi-lingual education program, which will be regularly updated during the entire 10 or 11 months of his expedition. We’ll connect with him at certain points along his trip across the ocean via satellite phone, and learn all about weather, survival, currents, plastic, animals, sports, geography and adventure during his trip, so tune in on June 7th for the first live session with Erden before he departs! The overall message is to bring promote conservation, create waters and a healthy ocean overall.


Erden Eruc | Live From Hawaii

September 21st @ 12:00pm eastern

After 80 days and 2,646 miles rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean, Erden arrived Ala Wai Harbor, Waikiki, Hawaii!!! We’ll catch up with Erden for a live video call to learn about his experiences so far and what he’d doing to prepare for the event longer leg of the journey from Hawaii to Hong Kong!!!

Register Here: https://forms.gle/SBn66kaPzA6Uko9M8


All events will be recorded for later viewing

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