German kayaker circles South Island

Wednesday, 02 January 2008
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Freya HoffmeisterA big congratulations goes out to German kayakers, Freya Hoffmeister who become the first woman to circumnavigate the South Island of New Zealand in a kayak.

She battled rough seas and bad weather for 47 days.

Paul Caffyn was there to meet her when she completed the trip. Paul was the first ever to circumnavigate the South Island in a kayak 30 years ago.

This racks up two major circumnavigations in less than a year. We followed Freya on her trip around Iceland back in July 2007 with Greg Stamer.
Freya HoffmeisterA big congratulations goes out to German kayakers, Freya Hoffmeister who become the first woman to circumnavigate the South Island of New Zealand in a kayak.

She battled rough seas and bad weather for 47 days.

Paul Caffyn was there to meet her when she completed the trip. Paul was the first ever to circumnavigate the South Island in a kayak 30 years ago.

This racks up two major circumnavigations in less than a year. We followed Freya on her trip around Iceland back in July 2007 with Greg Stamer.

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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