Kayakers to attempt to cross strait on Friday

PORT ANGELES — Six kayakers will attempt to paddle south across the Strait of de Fuca on Friday to raise awareness and support the fight against human trafficking on the Olympic Peninsula.

Rob DeCou will lead the Crossing for a Cause team of Jim Baxley, Vicki Heckman, Gay Hunter, Kris Pennell and Stuart Roach on the 18-mile trip across the strait from Victoria to Port Angeles.

The group will depart at 5:30 a.m. and plans to arrive at Hollywood Beach about noon.

Crossing with a Cause is a partnership among DeCou, Rotary International and Hope61, which assists churches around the world to help end human trafficking.

There will be a 5 to 15 knot wind from the west in the morning which will pick up to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon, according to Environment Canada.

More information about Crossing for a Cause can be found at GoRobGo.org.

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