Africa by Kayak – 2000km around the southern tip of Africa

Africa by Kayak – 2000km around the southern tip of Africa

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.

Shown on Outside TV USA, winner of OuterEdge Magazines most outstanding Adventure Film (2010), official selection at Montreal Adventure Film Festival (2009) & Vancouver International Mountain Film festival 2012.

Produced and directed by Beau Miles
Edited by Brett Campbell with Michael Crotty
Music score by David Cuthbertson
Dialogue editor Chris Braun
Camera Beau Miles
With additional footage from Jared Sharples, Brett Campbell, Alistair Young, Richard Moran, Justin Bosch, Paul Hughes, Jamie Magyar.

50 Comments

  1. Paul Lombard on December 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Awesome mate. Really enjoyed your efforts. Makes me homesick. I lost some great Oakleys in that bloody Mozambican surf. Well done!

  2. Hassaan Sabih on December 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    brilliant

  3. Nicolene Esterhuyse on December 6, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I’m from South Africa and this is absolutely amazing. You deserve so much more recognition!!

  4. Secret Squirrel on December 6, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Legend.

  5. Joseph Birch on December 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I subscribed as soon as he started consulting the Risk board for scale

  6. TheJellyfish800 on December 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Rest In Peace Andrew. Died adventuring ❤️

  7. FunkyDoolittle on December 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    the amount of great white sharks he must have encountered let alone jumping sharks…

  8. stray bubbles on December 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Should of called it Afriyak

  9. Mad Dog Murdoch on December 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    21:28 Thats what you see before you get neuralised.

  10. blech71 on December 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    A buddy of mine did the US west coast by Kayak… that was pretty nuts… to think the whole southern part of Africa!!! Whoa; wild!

  11. Cloud Nectar on December 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    13:14 Booty Bread

  12. Aleksandrs Aksjonovs on December 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    "I don’t want to have to do anything to say "I’ve done it", I want to do it because I love it."

  13. Andy Anderson on December 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    That adventure was brutal much respect well done God bless.

  14. Brian on December 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I prefer Africa by Toto

  15. Can't Beat The BAY! on December 6, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    34:28 reminds me of Castaway

  16. simon hutchinson on December 6, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Entertaining and inspiring 👍

  17. Kieran G on December 6, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Great video man. That Coconut moment was great, the locals seem absolutely amazing. Sending love from SA (riverland)

  18. mattersin on December 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    You’re a mad lad! And to do this in 2007? Double downed balls of steel.

  19. Bill Stevenson on December 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I love this guy… he’s reliving Tom Hanks roles in the most extreme way. Beauty!

  20. Thomas Ripley on December 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Man, I am really sorry about your hat. That sucks.

  21. Mat 11 on December 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    thats like circling a toilet

  22. Raj Gill on December 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Kayaking in the ocean isnt for children, I have personally gone fishing on a rough day and its really hard to go where you wanna go

  23. Blooskyy on December 6, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    An incredible journey!

  24. OrangeNASA on December 6, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    has the dude been found yet?

  25. D H on December 6, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Gigantic balls, made of steel.

  26. Omar Rafik on December 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    fucking epic.

  27. Pedro Bury on December 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    34:49 I was drooling 🤤 looking at those waves 😂😂. Awesome vid man, absolutely love it

  28. Chloroform on December 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    This was done 9 years before uploaded to YouTube? Jeez

  29. smileyhappyradio on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    A person kayaked around Africa singing I’ll catch the waves down in Aaaafrica. Pretty sure this is a hoax. Look at the shots again, see what I mean. Nice try guys. Pretty sure this is a mashup of several trips.

  30. Dr. Rabbi on December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I thought the band was pronounced "Toto" ?

  31. David Belanger on December 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Such kind-hearted people to help you this much without asking nothing in return…. you won’t find this in the Western world!

  32. Rokas S on December 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Thought this was a parody of ‘Africa by Toto’ when I first read the title

  33. Luke Schaupeter on December 6, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    More like Africa by Toto

  34. Jonny Forrest on December 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    This video is a world class documentary/travel adventure film. Brilliantly done and such great content 👌 I enjoyed every second of this thanks

  35. Leo Sharp on December 6, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Meanwhile ross edgley swims 2864 KM around Great Britain 😂

  36. Matt Askew on December 6, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    YouTube Recommended finally got it right. This is amazing.

  37. Brett Walker on December 6, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    7:47 running naked to the beach. 7:52 "I’m crapping myself"… Nicely edited!

  38. Jonas Stuart on December 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Amazing. So well done – great story telling. Subbed and looking forward to more of your adventures °¬)

  39. Beyond the Backyard on December 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    What an amazing outstanding adventure. Such an inspiring video.

  40. maxkm5st1 on December 6, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Surprising lack of kayacking in this video. Maybe that’s the way it should be

  41. Brendon Hamacher on December 6, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    That map from Risk is perfect for this.

  42. SOLitude Lake Management on December 6, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    This was incredible. I’m always amazed by the Earth.

  43. Danny Eckert on December 6, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Wow amazing mate! did you pop into Port Elizabeth?

  44. john smith on December 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    This is a vacation

  45. Chronic Awareness on December 6, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    africa is fucking cool… the geography, the beaches, the animals… down there those miles and miles of beaches, fish, like a paradise

  46. Gracia Barr on December 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing video–loved it!

  47. Dion Prineas on December 6, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Everyone: uses GPS or charts
    Beau: Risk board

  48. Special Guest on December 6, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Such a good film. Really enjoyed watching it.

  49. funy0n on December 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    when was this recorded? i looked it up and Andrew had died in 2007

  50. KM_392_NC on December 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Amazing how humble people are from 2 completley different parts of the world. Yet so much conflict, famine & war in other parts. Why cant we all just sit around, drink from cocnuts, eat & get along.

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