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Crossing the Ditch

55m Documentary, Adventure, Kayaking, Ocean 2010

**RENT FOR 48 HOURS: ** The Tasman Sea is one of the world’s deadliest and most treacherous oceans, spanning 2200 kilometres between Australia and New Zealand. No one had ever successfully navigated the Tasman by kayak although many had tried - one with a tragic outcome.

This is the story of two young Australians, James Castrission and Justin Jones, who took on the Tasman and conquered it.

In their tiny kayak they battled ten metre towering waves, massive storms, sharks and currents that conspired against them.

After 62 days, 3318 kilometres and 1.7 million paddle strokes they finally reached the sands of New Zealand - and gained a place in history. WINNER of Best film on exploration and adventure at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.


Justin Jones