Roffer responds to the controversy around the Diana Nyad Swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, FL

Diana Nyad’s 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated a tremendous amount of publicity and for the 64-year-old endurance athlete — along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers who are questioning whether she accomplished the feat honestly.

Mitchell Roffer of Melbourne-based Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service Inc., as part of SECOORA, received an email questioning whether Nyad’s swim was a hoax, so he decided to look at the currents for himself. What he saw convinced him that she could do it as the currents were very favorable for her. While we are in the process of documenting and writing an article on the currents derived from satellites and ocean buoys, we are providing a variety of reports on this issue. This week we plan on having this article ready.

NEWS ARTICLES covering Nyad and Roffer

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Nyad’s team responds to skeptics doubting her swim – Associated Press – September 8, 2013

Celebration Gives Way to Questions and Doubt After a Record Swim – New York Times – September 9, 2013

Diana Nyad’s Team Hits Back – UK Mail Online – September 9, 2013

Nyad defends record-breaking Cuba-U.S. swim against doubters – Reuters – September 10, 2013

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