Though he overcame
The Newport Beach native had to divert his quest to paddle to each of the eight Channel Islands — more than 200 miles — and was forced to skip an island and rest for a day.
But Shimko picked up his paddle again Monday and resumed his quest. This, his second annual Paddle 2 Live, concludes at the Newport Pier on Saturday.
Saturday's events, including a stand-up paddling race and an after party, are intended to raise funds for the
Shimko, who survived
Followed by a 125-foot catamaran support boat, Shimko is expected to reach Blackies beach, between the Newport Pier and the 22nd Street lifeguard tower, at noon Saturday. More information is available at http://www.paddle2live.org.