Paul Caffyn ~ Sea Kayaker

Paul Caffyn is a well renowned sea kayaker based on the West Coast of New Zealand. He has completed a number of supported, unsupported, solo and group expeditions by sea kayak in various locations around the world.

Paul has written a number of books about his expeditions:

Obscured by Waves – by Paul CaffynObscured by Waves – by Paul Caffyn

In late December 1977, Paul Caffyn and Max Reynolds set out from Te Waewae Bay to paddle sea kayaks around Fiordland. The south-west corner of New Zealand has a reputation for unpredictable weather, big seas and lots of sandflies. Surviving capsizes in surf at night, some huge swell days, not to mention the sandflies, they arrived at Jackson Bay 27 days later, both adamant they never wanted to sit in kayaks, ever again. Continue reading

The Dreamtime Voyage – by Paul CaffynThe Dreamtime Voyage – by Paul Caffyn

The Dreamtime Voyage is Paul Caffyn’s story of one of the most remarkable journeys ever undertaken by kayak – the first kayak circumnavigation of Australia – a 9,420 mile 360 day epic. It is an inspirational tale of one man’s dogged determination to fulfill his impossible dream against all odds, including tropical cyclones, raging surf, sharks, sea snakes, crocodiles and three long sections of sheer limestone cliffs. Continue reading

Those Magnificent Men in Their Rob-Roy KayaksThose Magnificent Men in Their Rob-Roy Kayaks

The story of George Park and the early days of the Hokitika Canoe Club BOOK REVIEW Title:  Those Magnificent Men in Their Rob-Roy Canoes Author: Jim Parnell Published: 2012 Publisher: Taniwha  Kohatu Press Wgtn. Website: www.jimparnell.co.nz Contents: 113pp, maps, b&w … Continue reading

Searching for the FinmenSearching for the Finmen

Subtitle: An Unplanned Journey in Homage to the Kayak and its Inuit Masters Author: Norman Rogers Published: 2012 Publisher: Matador UK Contents: 203 pp, 11 colour plates, maps & figures, bibliography, index Cover: softcover Size: 156 x 234 mm ISBN: … Continue reading