march, 2017

16mar7:00 pm9:00 pmDeep Cove Outdoors Spring Speaker Series: Freya Hoffmeister

Event Details

Deep Cove Outdoors is proud to present: Freya Hoffmeister, one of the world’s most accomplished expeditionary kayakers. Come and hear her talk about her record-setting incredible journey around South America.

Freya paddled 27,000 km in 30 months of solo paddling in six legs. She started this historical “First” in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and rounded the infamous Cape Horn with getting in 60 knots winds and having to do an emergency crash landing on a remote island. The West coast performed with 4 m high swell waves, massive surf and very few safe landing possibilities. The crossing of the Panama Canal put her to the hot Caribbean where she had to fight headwinds and counter currents until Brazil, heat rashes, mosquitoes and the endless shallows and swamps of the Amazon area.

She survived an unintentional night side surf on the “Pororoca” tidal wave in the Amazon, which lasted about 8 km, 15 min and accelerated her up to 30 km/h,all in darkness. She managed numerous massive surf landings, reefs, and whatever else may be on her way until she finished this epic journey successfully in May 2015. “THINK BIGGER!” is her motto for this trip. Freya is convinced no one ever will any time soon do this trip after her…

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Bosa Centre for Film & Animation at Capilano University

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