This Is Sea Kayaking with Justine Curgenven

Justine is an award-winning journey filmmaker and expedition sea kayaker, whose programmes have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC. She runs Cackle TV and created the extremely acclaimed “This is the Sea” collection of sea kayaking DVDs. Her movies have gained over 20 prestigious prizes together with greatest movie at Graz Mountain Film Festival and greatest journey movie at Banff & Kendal Mountain Film Festivals. She’s been runner up in CKUK journal’s “Paddler of the Year” & a finalist in Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s “Female Paddler of the Year” and “Expedition of the Year”. She was named as one of many UK’s prime 20 residing explorers by ‘The Telegraph’ and was invited to fulfill the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception for adventurers. In 2016, she gained “Media Professional of the Year” on the World Paddle Awards.

Justine’s speciality is difficult sea kayaking journeys. Her sea kayaking expeditions embrace;

The first all-female circumnavigation of Tasmania – 900-miles in 42 days.
A solo journey round Iceland’s West Fjords
A 400mile journey up the Pacific coast of Kamchatka with Hadas Feldman and a novice Russian sea kayaker.
A 500mile circumnavigation of the Queen Charlotte Islands with Shawna Franklin & Leon Somme
A kayak crossing of the japanese Bass Strait, island-hopping between mainland Australia and Tasmania
The first kayak circumnavigation of Wales ( by sea, river and canal) with Fiona Whitehead
A 2400km circumnavigation of the South island of New Zealand taking 67 days, with Barry Shaw
A 500 mile circumnavigation of Sardinia with Barry Shaw
3 crossings of the Irish Sea of between 45-57 nautical miles – from Anglesey to the Isle of Man, from the Llyn Peninsula to Wicklow in Ireland and from Holyhead to Dublin. All the crossings had been completed in robust following ( or aspect) winds. The Llyn- Wicklow Crossing was on New Years Day, one of many shortest ( and coldest) days of the yr.
A crossing from mainland Scotland to Shetland, through the Orkney islands and Fair Isle
Kayaking 120 miles from London to France in 50 hours & kayaking from Russia to Japan in a collection of open water crossings – each with Sarah Outen. See the movie on ‘This is the Sea 5’
A world first kayak journey 1000 miles round ‘Isla Grande’, Tierra Del Fuego – a distant windswept Patagonian island, with Barry Shaw.
Circumnavigation of Ireland in 2013 with Barry Shaw & Roger Chandler
64 nautical mile paddle round Anglesey in 10 hours 8 minutes (2nd quickest individual up to now).
Kayaking 2500 km alongside the Aleutian island chain and Alaskan peninsula with Sarah Outen in 2014 over 101 days
Paddling over 1000km alongside West Papua & Papua in Indonesia with Sandy Robson in 2016. Sandy is kayaking from Germany to Australia re-tracing the route of Oskar Speck.
Solo circumnavigation of Vancouver island in 32 days in May 2016.

Justine teamed up with knowledgeable rollers, Cheri Perry & Turner Wilson, to make a extremely acclaimed tutorial rolling DVDs, “This is the Roll” and “This is the Roll 2”.

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