Kayaker makes historic journey around Florida

Tuesday, 06 January 2009
A big congrats to sea kayaker, Matthew Keene who, on Monday, became the first person to kayak around the perimeter of Florida when we competed his journey in Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido Key.

He is the first person to completely paddle the 1,600 miles of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail which was set up in 2007.

On Monday, Keene was honoured with gifts from the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce and a proclamation from County Commissioner Gene Valentino citing Keene's accomplishment as a step forward for Florida ecotourism.

Below is a small news clip video of the achievement:

More info: pnj.com

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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