On the 11th of January 2007, Andrew McAuley set off on an ambitious undertaking – to become the first person to kayak solo across the treacherous Tasman Sea. After two days, however, his first attempt was abandoned due to trouble keeping warm in the cockpit. Undeterred, he began again and embarked on a journey that would take him almost a month to complete.
Unfortunately, Andrew’s journey came to an abrupt end when his kayak was found partially flooded and some 30 nautical miles from his destination. His body has never been found and a two-week search for him was eventually called off. The epic tale of Andrew McAuley’s ill-fated expedition has since been made into a documentary that offers viewers an intimate look at his remarkable story.
The documentary features interviews with family members and friends who talk about Andrew’s life and motivations behind this daring kayaking challenge. Footage from along his journey show the breathtaking beauty of the Tasman Sea as well as its unforgiving nature – something that ultimately cost Andrew McAuley his life.
It is sure to leave audiences mesmerized and inspired by Andrew’s legacy as both a human being and athlete. So if you are looking for an inspirational reminder of what it means to go beyond your limits, then this documentary is highly recommended viewing!