Next year I plan on becoming the first white man to circumnavigate Samoa by kayak. In preparation for that journey, I recently entered the Samoa International Game Fishing Association’s (SIFA) 2012 International Fishing Tournament and competed against the big game boats over 4 days on the water. During this time I went beyond the 1000 foot drop off in the Pacific Ocean on Samoa’s north coast, was accompanied by dolphins, got caught in a huge storm, landed a 4.6kg Spanish Mackerel, sailed through all manner of sea states from glass to 5 foot swell, and although tiring, had an absolute adventure!
During the adventure I used a POV camera as a head cam, and a couple of Contour HD cameras as back-ups. At one stage in the movie I almost hooked a massive tuna from a cast, and all that footage was captured – it’s an awesome sight. This was a great test for the kayak and the filming equipment, and there are a few modifications I’ll be making before the big journey next year. I hope you enjoy this short production – I certainly enjoyed making it.
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