Africa by Kayak

In 2007, Beau attempted to paddle 4000kms from one side of Africa to the other. Starting in Mozambique, he continued along the Southern African coast, allowing five months to complete the voyage. Battling surf, deep sea swell, and too many days waiting for the wind, Beau only completed 2000kms of the original plan. Broke, bearded, sore, and seemingly defeated, the expedition ended in Cape Town. It was not until the final filmmaking process, a year after the expedition, where Beau came to appreciate the intensity and beauty of the experience.

Duration: 48min
Release: 2010

Overview

In 2007, Beau Miles attempted to paddle the 4000kms from one side of Africa to the other. Starting in Mozambique and continuing along the South African coast Beau allowed 5 months to complete the voyage. With him for over half the journey was Jared Sharples of New Zealand. Together the pair experienced the magnificent coast until Jared, crippled with sickness, left the expedition. Beau paddled alone for 6 weeks, experiencing for the first time in his life, a truly nomadic, solo existence. Battling huge surf, Beau only completed 2000kms of the original plan after realising that his trip wasn't about kilometres gained but rather the quality of the experience.

Montreal International Adventure Film Festival

Official Selection for 2009

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Official Selection for 2012

Outer Edge & Wild Magazines

Most outstanding Adventure Film for 2010

Production Team

Produced, Filmed and Directed by

BEAU MILES

Edited by

BRETT CAMPBELL
with MICHAEL CROTTY

Music score by

DAVID CUTHBERTSON

Additional Footage

JARED SHARPLES, BRETT CAMPBELL, ALISTAIR YOUNG, RICHARD MORAN, JUSTIN BOSCH, PAUL HUGHS & JAMIE MAGYAR

Dialogue Editor

CHRIS BRAUN

Special thanks to

LIANNE WRIGHT

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