After learning to paddle in 2006, Jenny quickly fell in love with the sport and earned distinction when, as a complete unknown, she won the inaugural Battle of the Paddle in 2008. She soon followed that victory by winning the prestigious 32-mile Molokai-2-Oahu race, prompting Standup Paddle Magazine to name her one of the world’s elite paddlers. In 2010, she and fellow paddler Morgan Hoesterey set out on a mission to raise awareness for plastic contamination in the ocean. Their adventure, Destination 3 Degrees, spanned nearly 300 miles and crossed all the major channels in Hawaii, including the 82-mile Oahu to Kauai channel.
2008 Battle of the Paddle champion
2009 Molokai-2-Oahu champion
Two-time Carolina Cup runner-up
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Dark chocolate peanut butter cups
The Garmin Women of Adventure campaign celebrates athletes such as Jenny Kalmbach, who competes and inspires others to find balance.
Jenny’s Favorite Device
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