Freya Hoffmeister

Freya Hoffmeister

In 2007, German paddler Freya Hoffmeister kayaked around Iceland in a record 33 days. As a follow up, she set out to became the first woman to circumnavigate New Zealand’s South Island by sea kayak. 70 days later, she had succeeded, setting a new solo record in the process.

Her latest successful adventure in 2009, The Race Around Australia Expedition, took her roughly a year to complete. The 9400 mile/15000 km circumnavigation of Australia has only been done once before in the last 30 years, and is considered one of, if not the, most challenging sea kayaking routes in the world. She got her well deserved rest each night in an Allak.

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