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Man becomes the second-ever to kayak from California to Hawaii

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A California man became the second person to ever kayak from California to Hawaii -- a journey that took him 91 days.

Cyril Derreumaux, 46, of Marin, set off from Monterey in June in his modified kayak, which included pedals and a small sleeping cabin but no motor or sail.

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Derreumaux's journey ended 91 days later, when he arrived in Hilo last week.

The adventurer attempted the same feat last year, but ended up being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter due to weather and equipment issues.

Derreumaux said he spent about 10 hours a day paddling.

"I went easy, and you need to have the right calories," he told KGO-TV. "I was eating 4,000 calories a day, I was making sure that I would rest sufficiently at night."

Ed Gillet became the first person to successfully kayak from California to Hawaii in 1987.

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