Shawna Franklin, Leon Somme, Justine Curgenven,
Dubside,Hadas Feldman, Jen Kleck,
Jim Sammons, Ken Whiting, Barry Shaw.
“To be honest, I would have been pretty happy parting with my hard earned cash just for Disc 2
however, as a package, This Is The Sea 4 delights, inspires and more than surpases the bar set by its forerunners”.
“This is the Sea 4 has the two best expedition films I’ve ever seen.
If Justine doesn’t win an award for the New Zealand film I will eat my copy of the DVD.
This is the best kayak expedition film I’ve seen and worth buying for this disc alone”.
- Simon Willis, Seakayak routes.co.uk
THE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS – These beautiful, remote islands off the west coast of Canada boast amazing wildlife, wilderness camping, intimidating swells and Haida culture. Shawna Franklin, Leon Somme & Justine Curgenven paddle 500miles around the archipelago encountering humpback whales & 200 year old totem poles.
DUBSIDE – The man-in-black known simply as ‘Dubside’ shares his vision of “commando kayaking” using only public transport, 2 feet and a folding kayak. He also performs impressive Greenland rope gymnastics and joins Warren Williamson for some rough water rolling in Deception Pass.
ROCK HOPPING IN BAJA – Jen Kleck and friends explore the beautiful Pacific coastline of Baja, surfing ocean swells through gaps in the rocks, gliding through caves and getting up-close-and-personal with the worlds second largest blowhole.
LAKE SUPERIOR – The worlds largest freshwater lake is America’s third Ocean. Squeeze through tiny arches and tunnels in the Apostle islands, and paddle under the impressive overhanging multi-coloured Pictured Rocks.
THE BASS STRAIT – Justine Curgenven island hops the 350km between Australia and Tasmania across this notoriously stormy sea. Crossings of up to 12 hours lead to charming and rarely-visited islands.
NEW ZEALAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION – The windswept and surf ridden South island is one of the worlds most challenging coastlines to kayak. Scary surf, a helicopter evacuation, dolphins, albatrosses, 40knot winds, friendly locals and more surf characterise this exciting 67 day, 2400km journey for Justine Curgenven and Barry Shaw.
NORWAY – Paddleup one of the worlds narrowest and steepest fjords,see the first seakayakers to surf the Bulken river wave and join a father and son playing games with their kayaks including jumping from the back deck to the front deck!
ISRAEL – Paddle on the Dead Sea; the lowest ( and saltiest) place on earth, kayak besides 2000 year old Roman ruins, and explore a deep cave on the Lebanon border.
THE OTTAWA RIVER – World champion kayakers Ken Whiting and Brendan Mark take seakayaks down the grade4 high volume Ottawa River.
KAYAK FISHING – Jim Sammons fishes for bass, halibut, sharks & rays in San Diego, but first he has to get out through the surf!
|Trailers from “This is the Sea 4″|
|Queen Charlotte islands trailer||Ottawa River trailer|
|Trailers from South island circumnavigation film|
|Trailer for South island Circumnavigation||Whales and Dolphins in Kaikoura|
|An Albatross lands by our kayaks||Justine getting trashed in surf|
‘South island circumnavigation’ won ‘best adventure film’ at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival in November 2008, the UK’s premiere adventure film festival. It is going on tour around the UK with the ‘Best of Kendal’. ‘Dubside’ was also selected for screening from 300 submitted films.
‘South island circumnavigation’ won ‘best adventure film’ at the Waterwalker Festival 2009.
‘South island circumnavigation’ won ‘best adventure film’ at the Reel Paddling Film Festival 2009.
‘South island circumnavigation’ won best water-based adventure film at the Montreal Festival of Travel and Adventure 2009.
‘South island circumnavigation’ won best sport and action film at the BOVEC Outdoor Film Festival in Slovenia 2009
‘South island circumnavigation’ was judged 2nd best adventure film at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2009.
A festival version of ‘This is the Sea 4′ was a finalist at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival in October 2008.
‘Rockhoping in Baja’, ‘Dubside’ & ‘The Ottawa River’ were finalists at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival in February 2009.
‘South island circumnavigation’ was a finalist at the Wanaka Mountain Film Festival in New Zealand.
‘South island circumnavigation’ was a finalist at the 2009 Dijon Adventure Film Festival, France
‘Haida Gwaii’ was a finalist at the Reel Film Festival 2008 & the Waterwalker Festival 2009.
‘South Island Circumnavigation’ was a finalist at the 2009 Graz Mountain Film Festival, Austria.
‘South island circumnavigation’ & ‘Dubside’ were finalists at the 7th Outdoor Film Festival in the Czech Republic 2009
‘Dubside’ was a finalist at the 12th European Kayak and River Film Festival, Slovakia 2009.
‘Rockhopping in Baja’ was shown at the 2009 World Oceans Day Film Festival in Oakland, California, USA