Sea Kayak Around Ireland - Full Documentary

Winner of Best Sea Kayaking Film - Reel Paddling Film Festival 2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sea Kayak Around Ireland is 45 minute documentary the tells the story of 2 Irish Sea Kayakers who take on their dream journey of circumnavigating their country. 2015 will go down, for myself (Jon Hynes) and my paddling partner, Sean Cahill as being one of our most memorable years. We both have enjoyed a lifetime of adventures from a very young age. This has been one of our most satisfying adventures yet. We really hope you enjoy our documentary “Sea Kayak Around Ireland”. It’s been a dream of our to paddle around our own country for many years. In fact we were inspired by many of our kayaking friends who have taken on the journey in the past. Over the year both Sean and I have kayaked all over the world, we’ve had great victories over nature and the elements both on the sea and on the river. Sometimes we fared less well against those elements, however we always maintained a grounded sense and a willingness to learn. With these experiences behind us we embarked upon our dream trip around Ireland in June & July 2015. Not only did the weather and elements test us but our trip was a celebration of life, fitness, adventure and most of all, Irish people. Every day we met people, who were so kind to us, we are forever grateful to each and everyone of you. Hopefully this film in some small way reflects how much that kindness means to us. Ireland truly is, one of the world’s most special places to come and sea kayak. Both Sean and I would to thank the following people and companies. Cian Walsh of Marine User Experience (http://www.mux.ie) for all his hard work, dedication and unending energy to help us bring our story to life in this documentary. We really appreciate every ounce of energy you gave. Much respect. Thanks to Nick Bendon of www.chmarine.com , he came on board our trip plans from a very early stage and supported us with product and publicity. Yak Kayaking equipment kindly supplied us with some really fantastic kit. The Greenburg Buoyancy Aid and Glacier Jacket felt like battle armour when we faced the most challenging of Atlantic sea condtions. http://www.crewsaver.com/yak Craghoppers clothing and Gavin Fox were also very kind to us taking care of all our shore based clothing. Thank you. http://www.craghoppers.com Gavan Murphy of www.globalstar.com kindly supplied us with a Spot Tracker Gen 3 device that was superb in allowing people to monitor and track our progress. Thank you. Thanks to the following. Declan Counihan of West Midland Optical & Julbo eyewear. Reed Chillcheater http://www.chillcheater.com Graham Stanley http://www.stanleystickers.com The Speckled Door pub & restaurant Old Head of Kinsale. Oisin McGrath who filmed us with his drone in Co. Clare, a special thanks! http://iflytechnology.com Big shout out to Pearse and Jason of http://www.bigsurfshop.com , THE best online surf shop in Ireland! Music Annette Buckley Beneath the Big Blue Sea, thank you so much for this beautiful track. Can't wait to take you sea kayaking in Summer 2016. Moby SSDX The Hynes Family, thanks for all your belief in me over the years. A special thanks to my Father, Tony Hynes and my Mother, Hillary Good who gave me the opportunities as a young boy to go kayaking and brought me to the most special place every summer, Roaring Water bay, West Cork. Those childhood experiences have forged a lifetime love of being out on the water. A special thanks to the Cahill family for all their support of Sean and his journey around Ireland. A special thanks to all the volunteers and staff at Coast & Cliff Rescue stations and RNLI stations all around Ireland who let us camp, shower, refresh along the way. Keep up the great work at sea. We’d also like to acknowledge and thank the lads who work 24:7 at the Marine Radio Centre’s at Valentia Island, Malin Head and Dublin. Thanks for watching over us and the weather updates every day. We really do appreciate your great work. A final note, to our wives, your belief in us and un-ending support means so much. Without you, we could not have done this! Thank you. Sea Kayaking Around Ireland is something that can be enjoyed by everyone. Check out http://www.seakayakaroundireland.com for details of all the people who have taken on the challenge. Documentary Enquiries to hello@mux.ie

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Winner of Best Sea Kayaking Film - Reel Paddling Film Festival 2017 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sea Kayak Around Ireland is 45 minute documentary the tells the story of 2 Irish Sea Kayakers who take on their dream journey of circumnavigating their country. 2015 will go down, for myself (Jon Hynes) and my paddling partner, Sean Cahill as being one of our most memorable years. We both have enjoyed a lifetime of adventures from a very young age. This has been one of our most satisfying adventures yet. We really hope you enjoy our documentary “Sea Kayak Around Ireland”. It’s been a dream of our to paddle around our own country for many years. In fact we were inspired by many of our kayaking friends who have taken on the journey in the past. Over the year both Sean and I have kayaked all over the world, we’ve had great victories over nature and the elements both on the sea and on the river. Sometimes we fared less well against those elements, however we always maintained a grounded sense and a willingness to learn. With these experiences behind us we embarked upon our dream trip around Ireland in June & July 2015. Not only did the weather and elements test us but our trip was a celebration of life, fitness, adventure and most of all, Irish people. Every day we met people, who were so kind to us, we are forever grateful to each and everyone of you. Hopefully this film in some small way reflects how much that kindness means to us. Ireland truly is, one of the world’s most special places to come and sea kayak. Both Sean and I would to thank the following people and companies. Cian Walsh of Marine User Experience (http://www.mux.ie) for all his hard work, dedication and unending energy to help us bring our story to life in this documentary. We really appreciate every ounce of energy you gave. Much respect. Thanks to Nick Bendon of www.chmarine.com , he came on board our trip plans from a very early stage and supported us with product and publicity. Yak Kayaking equipment kindly supplied us with some really fantastic kit. The Greenburg Buoyancy Aid and Glacier Jacket felt like battle armour when we faced the most challenging of Atlantic sea condtions. http://www.crewsaver.com/yak Craghoppers clothing and Gavin Fox were also very kind to us taking care of all our shore based clothing. Thank you. http://www.craghoppers.com Gavan Murphy of www.globalstar.com kindly supplied us with a Spot Tracker Gen 3 device that was superb in allowing people to monitor and track our progress. Thank you. Thanks to the following. Declan Counihan of West Midland Optical & Julbo eyewear. Reed Chillcheater http://www.chillcheater.com Graham Stanley http://www.stanleystickers.com The Speckled Door pub & restaurant Old Head of Kinsale. Oisin McGrath who filmed us with his drone in Co. Clare, a special thanks! http://iflytechnology.com Big shout out to Pearse and Jason of http://www.bigsurfshop.com , THE best online surf shop in Ireland! Music Annette Buckley Beneath the Big Blue Sea, thank you so much for this beautiful track. Can't wait to take you sea kayaking in Summer 2016. Moby SSDX The Hynes Family, thanks for all your belief in me over the years. A special thanks to my Father, Tony Hynes and my Mother, Hillary Good who gave me the opportunities as a young boy to go kayaking and brought me to the most special place every summer, Roaring Water bay, West Cork. Those childhood experiences have forged a lifetime love of being out on the water. A special thanks to the Cahill family for all their support of Sean and his journey around Ireland. A special thanks to all the volunteers and staff at Coast & Cliff Rescue stations and RNLI stations all around Ireland who let us camp, shower, refresh along the way. Keep up the great work at sea. We’d also like to acknowledge and thank the lads who work 24:7 at the Marine Radio Centre’s at Valentia Island, Malin Head and Dublin. Thanks for watching over us and the weather updates every day. We really do appreciate your great work. A final note, to our wives, your belief in us and un-ending support means so much. Without you, we could not have done this! Thank you. Sea Kayaking Around Ireland is something that can be enjoyed by everyone. Check out http://www.seakayakaroundireland.com for details of all the people who have taken on the challenge. Documentary Enquiries to hello@mux.ie

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Piotr Kwiatek
Piotr Kwiatek - 6 years ago
whats the name of the main There song ,, first seconds when the Documentary start ,, love it ,,,
Piotr Kwiatek
Piotr Kwiatek - 6 years ago
well done Lads.. Great Movie ,, Great Trip , Im the sea kayaker too and i know that feeling when U R out on the sea ,, I paddled around Clifs Of Moher last summer and it was great experience for me ,,, again WELL DONE ..
Thomas Jensen
Thomas Jensen - 6 years ago
Still my absolute favourite sea kayak movie!!! Good work Jon and Sean!!!
greenogue10
greenogue10 - 6 years ago
Brilliant adventure around our beautiful country, well done to you both, and of course the Dublin accent was first class; thanks for this trip.
Black Warrior Lures
Black Warrior Lures - 6 years ago
If you don't mind, what brand of kayak is this?
Cian Walsh
Cian Walsh - 6 years ago
Hi. Jon and Sean were paddling Rockpool Tarans for their trip
Ed Lake
Ed Lake - 6 years ago
The Connor McGreggor of sea kayaking! Awesome video. The sad lyrics to the song in the first half nearly killed me.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 6 years ago
Thanks Ed! Never had that comparison before! Lol
David Devine
David Devine - 6 years ago
What an adventure for you's both it must feel great to have that memory. The home coming was every emotional just to watch. Thanks for sharing well done lads and big thumbs up from me..
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 6 years ago
Thank you for your kind words.
Cormac
Cormac - 6 years ago
Wonderfull story, and beautifully told in this documentary.

A marvelous accomplishment and something for you guys to be hugely proud of . . . . . . . as I'd imagine you are.

Thanks, I enjoyed that.
Ian Smith
Ian Smith - 6 years ago
2nd time I have been drawn to this awesome video. I loved the ending notes. A real inspiration.

10. comment for Sea Kayak Around Ireland - Full Documentary

MrJonnyHightower
MrJonnyHightower - 6 years ago
What a terrifically inspiring expedition and documentary. Thank you very much for making and sharing it!
Apollon Psaroudakis
Apollon Psaroudakis - 6 years ago
what a video, what a trip and adventure. well done for being so stocked on life
Blu Phoenix
Blu Phoenix - 6 years ago
Well done lads, great accomplishment. Makes me proud to be Irish!!
Sherman Black
Sherman Black - 6 years ago
" Go and do it " ....... never better more sincere words
jas1248
jas1248 - 6 years ago
You did a very good job with the editing! You never lost my focus or interest. Well done!
Veru - Food and Travel
Veru - Food and Travel - 6 years ago
Great video, love how you captured everything!
Kenneth Greene
Kenneth Greene - 6 years ago
Great trip and awesome job filming your adventure!
2120edm
2120edm - 6 years ago
Amazing video. Inspirational stuff. Maybe one day......
ChickenHead Man
ChickenHead Man - 6 years ago
Hello. How does someone kayak around iRELAND and CUBA and HAWAii and JAPAN and MADAGASCAR?
I.E how can I kayak around the world? Kayaks are too big for airlines. Must I buy a kayak everywhere I go? Anyone?
Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf - 6 years ago
Depends a bit on your budget, you can in fact fly there by plane and simply send your kayak there by container ship. Don´t know what it costs, but this is the only alternative way I know apart from buying one every where you want to go.
Ragnar Klein Olsen
Ragnar Klein Olsen - 6 years ago
Inspiring

20. comment for Sea Kayak Around Ireland - Full Documentary

Thomas Jensen
Thomas Jensen - 6 years ago
Best kayak film I have seen so far. Absolutely inspiring and professional made. Cheers guys!!!☺☺
Thomas Jensen
Thomas Jensen - 6 years ago
Best kayak film I have seen so far. very inspi
Rameman
Rameman - 6 years ago
As a kayaker myself i don't know why i haven't seen this brilliant documentary before.Fair play to you lads,a tad late but what an achievement.
Ivano Cruseido
Ivano Cruseido - 7 years ago
Well done guys!!!!  And I thought we did a big thing - rowing on currachs (traditional Irish boat) from Northern Ireland to Scotland and back :-)     (see my upload)
Rian McGonigal
Rian McGonigal - 7 years ago
Excellent! Years ago I read "On Celtic Tides" by Chris Duff and followed his trip on google earth. I was searching for that book title again when I came across this grand voyage. Thanks for producing it. My wife & I watched with joy from the high desert in Arizona. My wife worked on a cruise ship. When they got to Ireland, she decided not to leave the ship because she wanted to put her foot on Irish soil with me by her side...so we'll see you some day. Best wishes!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Rian McGonigal that's a super book and was a big influence on me many years ago! Hope to see you both in Ireland sometime. Thanks for watching.
Mike Hitruk
Mike Hitruk - 7 years ago
what model is your kayaks, is it a surfski hull?
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Mike Hitruk we both paddled Rockpool Kayaks Taran 18's. beautiful kayak to paddle. Fast as hell and loads of fun.
Explorer Mike
Explorer Mike - 7 years ago
Great adventure. Great vid. I wish there was more detail. It would be good to know more about your challenges and how you handled them.
Explorer Mike
Explorer Mike - 7 years ago
Jon Hynes Jon Hynes. Thank you very much for your reply, Jon. I am still in the preparation mode you describe. I go out into bigger and bigger wind and waves, but some days, the waves are a so high and curling that it just scares me. I look out to the deep and the waves are even bigger. I imagine being 15 or 20 miles out and being hit by a wild storm and getting into trouble fast. I will keep training and heading into bigger and bigger waves and storms.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Hi Mike. We did not mention in the film that I lost a GoPro in Donegal that had over 90 clips of the bigger conditions on the west coast. I shed a tear or two that day! Note to file, ALWAYS leash your GoPro to the deck!

Dealing with the big seas was dealt with in a number of ways.

Firstly we agreed the previous October to do the trip and from that point on I threw myeself into the sea as much as possible that winter in the biggest conditions I could dealing cold, wind, big surf etc. I also used my surf kayak and wave ski at my home beach as possible and that forced so many natural rolling sessions.

Sean was the same. We met up as much as we could in the months prior to the trip.
For example we paddled one day on the mouth of the Shannon and had to cope with 37knot gusts.
We paddled 4 days over Easter on the west coast with some big conditions. So ultimately our confidence was good because we had the evidence we could trust each other, we had our homework done!

The Taran with the weight in it and wing paddles worked so well when thnings got hairy.

There are stil 3 occasions I remember being on the trip where we said to ourselves "We shouldn't be out here" and ordinarily we wouldnt have if it was at home but our goal was the priority and we had to make calculated pushes from time to time.

Thats what it comes down too! Set the goal, get the preparation done, leave nothing to chance and then execute as best you can.

I have thought about longer distance paddling a bit more since and have studied Sea Survival again and perhaps a lifejacket might be a better option than a PFD for someone who is left confident in such remote situations just in case they had to buy as much time as possible while waiting for rescue.

Best wishes for your own paddling.
Jon
Explorer Mike
Explorer Mike - 7 years ago
What challenges did you have with high seas? How did you handle it? That is the one thing that really scares me about long distance sea kayaking is being way out to sea when big waves and storms come pounding in.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Explorer Mike thanks for your comment. List your questions and I'll happily answer them in detail. Jon
Phil Reed
Phil Reed - 7 years ago
A great documentary of your expedition, beautiful and rugged Irland, mateship, courage and perseverance.. an inspiration to us all. Thanks.
ignacio guerra
ignacio guerra - 7 years ago
Amazing, that's the way to live life, great team, it seems a lovely country !
cheers from Iquique -Chile
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thanks Ignacio. Come paddle with us sometime!
Julio Apollo
Julio Apollo - 7 years ago
Very Good Documentary. I thoroughly enjoy

30. comment for Sea Kayak Around Ireland - Full Documentary

Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
We are delighted to announce that our Documentary has been shortlisted for the 2017 Reel Paddle Film Festival which will tour all over the US & Canada as well as a growing list of European dates. More details here on: https://www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com/films/2017-film-selection.html

Thanks again for the likes, shares, comments and feedback on our beautiful little film.
J Crif
J Crif - 7 years ago
WOW, I love it, thank you for sharing your adventure
Anderson
Anderson - 7 years ago
It's Wonderful. I'm from Brazil and this voyage is inspiring.
Don Donithan
Don Donithan - 7 years ago
ireland looks so beautiful....my ancestors lleft that beautiful country. i want to go there before i pass.
peonygraceful
peonygraceful - 7 years ago
Jon introduced me to kayaking and is a great teacher and person - what an adventure! I hope one day to get back in the boat and trying a trip like this!! Thanks for sharing!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thank you for the kind words. Not sure who this is but really glad you enjoyed the documentary. Wishing you every success.
fcksurveillance
fcksurveillance - 7 years ago
A perfect video, of an amazing experience, one of the best I ve seen so far, really an inspiration to push the level.
So what expedition is next on your list? ;-)
Btw, what song is that at 8:20?
Gary White
Gary White - 7 years ago
Just brilliant. Great documentary with 2 really nice guys. And it saved me from watching X-Factor. Win win!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thanks Gary. Kind words indeed. I wonder if Simon Cowell is any good at Kayaking? lol
Pat Gallagher
Pat Gallagher - 7 years ago
Fantastic trip. I started kayaking this year at almost 59 years of age. I love it. I watched your film earlier in the year before my first outing and I watched it again tonight after a summers kayaking experience, It certainly inspired me. I am now enjoy the beautiful islands around my home in Gweedore, County Donegal. Good luck guys and thanks again for the inspiration.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Hi Pat. Thanks for your kind words and delighted you are enjoying the coastal delights of Donegal. Hope to meet you for a paddle sometime. Jon
Kristine Belanger
Kristine Belanger - 7 years ago
Thank you for showing that there really is a beautiful and kind world out there. Congratulations!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thank you Kristine. Yes Ireland truly is the land of welcomes!
Terry McGeary
Terry McGeary - 7 years ago
Superb, epic journey! Well done all of you. High time I dusted off my sea kayak before I am just too old to paddle it again!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thanks Terry! Dust it off and let us know how you get on! Adventure awaits! Jon
Deus Delighted Kayaks
Deus Delighted Kayaks - 7 years ago
Amazing pictures and excellent performance guys :)
Mark Young Media
Mark Young Media - 7 years ago
That guy at 4:41 throwing the throw bag could do with a bit of instruction! LOL!
Joking aside, I love this documentary. Its filmed really well and i'm sure it has/will serve as a source of inspiration for many a paddler. Well done guys.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thats my buddy Keoghser, messing as usual! Twas an accurate throw to be fair! Lol Thanks for your kind words.
Vanja86
Vanja86 - 7 years ago
on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGnkLmk2Ssg , my friend's and my one day adventure in Croatia.in a few years we may go around Ireland :)
Vanja86
Vanja86 - 7 years ago
MY DREAM TOO !!! :) :) :) :) :)
tykidides
tykidides - 7 years ago
marvelous, marvelous, marvelous.
AleaderWaterShoes
AleaderWaterShoes - 7 years ago
Really enjoyable watch! Well done.
Wolf Albury
Wolf Albury - 7 years ago
I totally enjoyed this. What a Beautiful adventure.
XxChillikingxX
XxChillikingxX - 7 years ago
What an amazing achievement! Well done guys. : )
Magnus Persson
Magnus Persson - 7 years ago
Thanks for sharing this. Ireland really has an amazing coastline! (thumbs up)
Andrew Mackle
Andrew Mackle - 7 years ago
Class documentary lads. Truly inspirational. Thanks.

50. comment for Sea Kayak Around Ireland - Full Documentary

Ghostlore
Ghostlore - 7 years ago
Amazing and inspiring video. Thank you for sharing. Cheers from a Muldoon boy living in Canada ;)
S Tuite
S Tuite - 7 years ago
Great video thanks for that! :)
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 7 years ago
Thanks man!
Joe Palm
Joe Palm - 7 years ago
Thanks for sharing your trip and amazing coastline. Regards from the Great Lakes.
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 7 years ago
Thanks Joe. Happy paddling! Jon
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 7 years ago
Today we reached 40,000 views! Thanks to everyone for the continued viewing and support! Hope your all enjoying great kayaking adventures this year!! Jon
Kevin Wilber
Kevin Wilber - 7 years ago
Well done lads! A truly inspirational journey! A pity about the loss of the other GoPro. I could have watched many more hours of the beautiful scenery and the joys and challenges you faced on the sea. I am just getting into kayaking myself, albeit a bit later in life than the two of you. . . . but these types of adventures and excursions and what I am craving. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us! Perhaps I'll make it to Ireland one day and we'll take a bit of a paddle together :) Cheers!
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 7 years ago
Hey Kevin. Thanks for your very kind words. Wishing you every success as you get into paddling. Be sure to stay in touch and if you ever fancy coming to paddle here, be sure to look me up. Glad you enjoyed our video. Jon
yakkadee Yak
yakkadee Yak - 7 years ago
Thank you so much for posting this video. You guys are such an inspiration. There's noting I can write her to really express the joy and enthusiasm this video, your courage, your adventure has instilled in my heart. THANK YOU GUYS!!!
Thai Girl Adventures -
Thai Girl Adventures - - 7 years ago
wow very video so much and was enjoy you video.
PASCALE LORHO
PASCALE LORHO - 7 years ago
super vidéo super pays
Pietro S
Pietro S - 7 years ago
GREAT TRIP, I REMEMBER SAME PICTURES TRAVELLING AROUND IRELAND YEAR 95,
REGARDS FROM CHILE, SOUTHERN.
Claire Hachey
Claire Hachey - 7 years ago
Fantastic adventure. It was such a pleasure watching. Cheers from the East Coast of Canada!
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 7 years ago
Thanks Claire. Thanks for watching and glad you enjoyed it! Jon
Niall McKeown
Niall McKeown - 7 years ago
Inspirational.
peter greaves
peter greaves - 7 years ago
Can I ask how you mounted the gopro to the back of the kayak?
peter greaves
peter greaves - 7 years ago
+Jon Hynes, that sounds like a practical way, I'll have a go myself I think. The bungee cords give it some stabilisation as I can see from the footage as well.
peter greaves
peter greaves - 7 years ago
+Jon Hynes, that sounds like a practical way, I'll have a go myself I think. The bungee cords give it some stabilisation as I can see from the footage as well.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Hi Peter. Good question. I bought a Go Pro pole such as this https://shop.gopole.com/products/reach and then sawed off the end and used resin to fix in a male GoPro conector and then stuck the female receiver on the back deck of the kayak. I then rigged 4 black bungee cords mid way up the pole and used plastic spring clips to tension them and connect them to the deck lines and steady the camera. Finally the camera was controlled using the GoPro remote control. All in all a pretty good system, it delivered some good results I think you'll agree. Hope the answer helps? Happy Paddling Peter.
Craig Hamm
Craig Hamm - 7 years ago
So keen to watch this in full very soon. Well done lads.
SatwinderSingh
SatwinderSingh - 7 years ago
Inspirational.
David C
David C - 7 years ago
this was beautiful and inspiring.
Bergfreunde.Dating
Bergfreunde.Dating - 7 years ago
Most sea kayak videos are boring. This one is, not to mention the sporting side, so impressive and inspiring.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thank you!
David Kappes
David Kappes - 7 years ago
What a great accomplishment.
toomtoom61
toomtoom61 - 7 years ago
fantastic job lads ,fair play to both of ye,Jon you introduced me to kayaking must be going on 16 /17 years ago, still totally in love with it , thanks man
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thanks Eamon. Great to hear from you. Best wishes.
toomtoom61
toomtoom61 - 7 years ago
+Jon Hynes hi Jon my name is Eamonn hourihane, you brought myself and Paul Sheehan to Sandy Cove and taught us the basics,cant remember the year, around 2000 , i have been paddling ever since,This documentary was just fantastic i have great admiration for the both of ye,very inspiring stuff .
Nollaig F
Nollaig F - 7 years ago
Well done Guys ,superb video hats off to 2 mighty paddlers.Had me so engrossed ,stunning honesty and no hint of macho men. Awesome buladh bos
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
Thanks for the kind words.
Kevin Cahill
Kevin Cahill - 7 years ago
Really good video,

One question, where is the playspot 4 minutes into the video? I don't recognise it.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 7 years ago
The Boluisce in Galway! Back int day lad!!
Super Wag
Super Wag - 8 years ago
too much music and no explanation of whats going on. Distance, weather, problems encountered? Is this supposed to be a kayaking documentary or a musical clip?
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
Great to hear you have sailed here on such spectacular coastline. Perhaps by way of clarifying, We had intended on a lot more action footage but I suffered a catastrophic loss of a brand new GoPro 4 with 92 high qualifty clips of the west coast of ireland action. I dropped it overboard during a thunder storm near Malin Head. So, we had to change the angle in which we told our story without that footage. I know some folk might like to have a more technical storywith more stats etc. Almost one year on, the residue from the trip is so positive. Makes me want to go again!

Bottom line.... Always have your GoPro tethered! Lol.

Best wishes to you in Australia.
Jon
Super Wag
Super Wag - 8 years ago
haha, what you achieved is amazing. But the video i found hard to follow. Didnt mean to make it sound negative. I was really interested in your trip as i have sailed some of Irelands coast on my visit from Australia
PaddleDogC5
PaddleDogC5 - 8 years ago
cool video
Jay Cho
Jay Cho - 8 years ago
This inspires me a lot. I also want to try in the future. you guys did great job!
Aallokko
Aallokko - 8 years ago
Thank you so much for this documentary! I absolutely enjoyed watching it and dreaming. Do you have something like a gear list one can see for inspiration?
Aallokko
Aallokko - 8 years ago
+Jon Hynes :-) I sent you a message via your website's contact page.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+blowgunGER If you want to send me your email address i can show you some of our trip preparations documents. Thanks for your interest.
chulieho
chulieho - 8 years ago
great job good one boys
SAIL CANCER
SAIL CANCER - 8 years ago
Brilliant video guys. a big WELL DONE on completing the trip. I truly loved you summary at the end. it has inspired me to finish my trip around Ireland
Richard Wells
Richard Wells - 8 years ago
That was beautiful to watch and inspirational thank you for sharing it.
Melanie Hunter
Melanie Hunter - 8 years ago
Absolutely gorgeous! Bravo on a great adventure and wonderful documentary.
2ayne
2ayne - 8 years ago
Incredible. You did an awesome job filming and telling this story. Congrats on your great achievement.
Rob Searle
Rob Searle - 8 years ago
Fantastic, I take my hat off to you both. Congratulations and respect :)
Nicky L
Nicky L - 8 years ago
I was really  happy  to  see that you  guys  finally  had a chance to  wear sunglasses
Timo Noko
Timo Noko - 8 years ago
I learned a lot from this video. The Irish coast is nothing like Norway or Alaska. There is no protecting archipelago and those few places you can go onland are already heavily populated with illegible orange hu-mons. Double Misery. Only one positive thing comes to my mind: booze maybe cheaper and available.
George Allen
George Allen - 8 years ago
Been meaning to watch this for ages Jon, sorry it took me so long. Well done to both of you and great documentary of the trip. Inspiring stuff!
Sergio Cabral Peres
Sergio Cabral Peres - 8 years ago
Inspirador o documentário! Me levou a viajar pela Irlanda, esse lugar maravilhoso! Parabéns!
eupsychon
eupsychon - 8 years ago
Nice video and a tough trip! At least you save up on sun screen up there.
Jess Siert
Jess Siert - 8 years ago
super film , spændende område . m.h.t. kajak valg :  hvad jeres overvejelser ??
Jonathan Reggler
Jonathan Reggler - 8 years ago
Excellent video. Really gave a feel of the ups and downs of such a long expedition.
gezzabell
gezzabell - 8 years ago
Excellent job lad's, I nearly bought a kayak off you John a couple of years ago via fb, keep up the good vibe, it's very inspiring, thank you.

Ger.
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 8 years ago
+gezzabell Thanks Ger, hope you got a sea kayak in the end! Happy paddling in 2016.
Tropical Sea Kayaking
Tropical Sea Kayaking - 8 years ago
Wonderful video!
Emanuel B
Emanuel B - 8 years ago
Well done! Very inspiring. Where's the gear load out video?!?!?!
Gal Shany
Gal Shany - 8 years ago
! liked your voyage, liked your video, this is great
Robin England
Robin England - 8 years ago
Great video, you guys are amazing. Wish I had your skills and daring. Thanks so much for sharing, what a dream paddle. Cheers!
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 8 years ago
Hey Robin. Thanks so much for your kind words and glad you found it enjoyable. Keep paddling!
Kevin Green
Kevin Green - 8 years ago
uplifting and inspiring yet all done with modesty and respect for the mighty Atlantic. well done guys!
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 8 years ago
+Kevin Green Thank you Kevin!
Yves CORNETTO
Yves CORNETTO - 8 years ago
Thank you very much for the emotion-filled video.
I like it.
Continue to make us dream.
Music, pictures, everything is perfect and captivating.
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 8 years ago
+Yves CORNETTO Thank you Yves, happy paddling!
JN .L
JN .L - 8 years ago
Very nicely done...great Video..
lyeheng Tan
lyeheng Tan - 8 years ago
Respect. From Singapore.
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 8 years ago
Wow folks, we're blown away by the amount of views, so glad people are enjoying our work. A big thank you to you all! Jon, Sean & Cian.
Adam Hunter
Adam Hunter - 7 years ago
next time you guys are taking a trip mail me im in! haha Im living in portrush!
Abdullah Al-Husainan
Abdullah Al-Husainan - 8 years ago
+seakayakaroundireland I am inspired by the spirit and the motivation you guys had... I am a new kayaker and I think i found my inspiration within your trip.
Fernando Fresco
Fernando Fresco - 8 years ago
Very Inspiring! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.
Cheers from Canada.
surethingsfly
surethingsfly - 8 years ago
A very proud moment. What a story to tell your kids ;)) Well done lads! ATB.
prawnjohn
prawnjohn - 8 years ago
i`m from the Belfast lough side of Northern Ireland and just have a sit on top
but i will say you lads are an inspiration to us up here and it was a pleasure to
watch a well planned trip Well done boys!

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Brian Dillon
Brian Dillon - 8 years ago
Excellent
paulalexander
paulalexander - 8 years ago
Great film ! Really captures what a challenge it is and the rewards for achieving it :) Having circumnavigated myself in 2014 I really think your advice at the end and enthusiasm for others to "give it a go" is uplifting and your dead right its the people and human kindness which make the adventure so fulfilling .......Congratulations and well done.... Paul Alexander (a fellow kayaker )
NaveganteBOG
NaveganteBOG - 8 years ago
Most excellent video, and what an incredible experience you must have had. Thanks for sharing.
Ivan Leptach
Ivan Leptach - 8 years ago
superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr gooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
Adrian Connolly
Adrian Connolly - 8 years ago
Heard you this morning on Today Fm and had to come and have a look. really great documentary. well done
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Adrian Connolly Thanks for tuning in!
Kenny O'Brien
Kenny O'Brien - 8 years ago
Madness, well done. Looks so cold
Joseph Mullin
Joseph Mullin - 8 years ago
Thanks Jon, I have never seen that style here in America.
cul182
cul182 - 8 years ago
I really enjoyed that so much I don't kayak but you have inspired me to start unbelievable documentary thank you so much
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+cul182 That made my day!
looneylizard
looneylizard - 8 years ago
Jon great video, and achievement! At 5.33, who's the guy with you in Devils Pool?
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+looneylizard Yeah thats my friend Nico Chassing, one of the best paddlers in the world at the time. A truly great guy. Thanks for watching.
Joseph Mullin
Joseph Mullin - 8 years ago
great video. what is the advantage of the shape of the blades on your paddle and they sit offset on the end of the shaft?
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Joseph Mullin Hey Joseph, so they are called Wing Paddles and work on the same principle of an airplane wing. They are much better for forward speed and generate more lift out of each paddle stroke. They sometimes take a bit more to learn but ultimately deliver better output over long distances. Thanks for watching.
Philip McKee
Philip McKee - 8 years ago
Brilliant, thanks so much for sharing, Great film. Inspired to have a crack myself!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Philip McKee Let me know when Philip and we'll help you all we can. Thanks for watching.
Jeff Randell
Jeff Randell - 8 years ago
Super inspiring story, guys. I appreciated the emotion, adventure and storyline. Bravo. Well-produced, beautiful, and thoughtful. I also thought it was astute for you to offer the 4 decision factors at the end along with a personal challenge for folks to get out there and pursue adventure. I hope to report back here someday that I have built my own sea kayak and paddled on the Oregon coast.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Jeff Randell Thanks Jeff, glad you enjoyed it! Happy paddling.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
Hi everyone. I need your help. We have been nominated for the Outsider Adventure Movie of the year award here in Ireland. If you could click the link, choose our movie and hit "submit" we'd be most grateful! It would really mean a lot to us if we were successful in this. Many thanks in advance. The awards ceremony is being held in Dublin on Feb 2rd 2016.

https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/form/yyqmkd
Martin Lim
Martin Lim - 8 years ago
Congrats guys, it was indeed an inspiring adventure!
Becky
Becky - 8 years ago
Beauty and power. Wow!
Johnpaul Smith
Johnpaul Smith - 8 years ago
very inspirational! and enjoyed watching it! , very well done!
Barry Coleman
Barry Coleman - 8 years ago
What an adventure, well done fellas that's a fantastic achievement.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Barry .Coleman Thanks Barry.
keretaman
keretaman - 8 years ago
Awesome video, I really enjoyed it. Well done to you guys for making such a trip!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+keretaman Nice one, thanks for the nice comment.
Stuart Sutherland
Stuart Sutherland - 8 years ago
Hiya, great vid, how do you like the Yak Glacier cag? I'm tempted.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Stuart Sutherland Hey Stuart. Yes its a dam good piece of kit. Its a heavy duty piece of kit. I particularly liked the collar (Fleece lined!) which worked really well when the weather was cold and miserable. The hood is high vis and helped when we were out in heavy downpours. After many months of heavy use its still going strong and no leaks! Let me know if you need any other info. Thanks, Jon
CampervanCulture.com
CampervanCulture.com - 8 years ago
Great video guys.
seakayakaroundireland
seakayakaroundireland - 8 years ago
+CampervanCulture.com
Hey. So we used a range of songs from "SDDX - Inspiration", some Audiojungle.com short pieces through to Moby - A Perfect Life . Whatever was the most appropriate for the section and what was usable as well.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+CampervanCulture.com Check out Annette Buckley, she kindly gave us the title song Beneath the deep blue sea. www.annettebuckley.com and I will get Cian who helped me edit post teh rest here for you.
CampervanCulture.com
CampervanCulture.com - 8 years ago
It was my pleasure hehehehe... Could you share what the sound tracks are that you used?
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+CampervanCulture.com Thanks for watching!
DKmuzik174
DKmuzik174 - 8 years ago
Saw your link on National Geographic website with a comment you posted , gotta say, great job guys !! Love to watch videos like this !! nice trip !
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+DKmuzik174 Nice one and thanks!
Brad Siemens
Brad Siemens - 8 years ago
Really enjoyable watch! Well done.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Brad Siemens Thanks Brad! Glad you enjoyed it.
Chippa Fate
Chippa Fate - 8 years ago
Incredibly Well videoed, stunning views, laced with inspirational messages and a real sense of the effort and determination needed to succeed. Well done guys, I for one am impressed and to be honest a little jealous.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Chippa Fate Thank you, perhaps one day you'll come and try it yourself. Happy New Year!
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 8 years ago
I'm a Kayak fishing guy
Man, And I would of loved that trip
WELL DONE BOYS ..
FROM HERE IN CANADA EH..
WELL DONE!!!!
GBPaddling
GBPaddling - 8 years ago
Men of Steel, on an iron coast. Impressive stuff, the closest we've managed was a complete circumnavigation of Owey Island, ha ha. Couple of questions if you would............Where did you manage to land between Loop Head, and Cliffs of Moher? Also, what were your favourite spots?
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+GBPaddling Hi and thanks for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it. So, when we crossed the Shannon we used Kilbaha to overnight and then left for Loop Head the following morning and then on up the coast to Kilkee for lunch and then we stopped at Quilty that evening to meet family who had come to visit. The next day we headed up past the Cliffs of Moher and up through the Aran Islands into the Galway coast.


My favourite spots, well spending the first week on the West Cork & Kerry coasts was spectacular. We loved Inisboffin & Inisturk as always. Donegal is simply stunning and has world class Sea Kayaking. The Rathlin Island & Fair Head day was action packed and thrilling. The last day was truly special as I paddled familiar spots but with the joy of having completed a wonderful adventure.


Let me know if you ever fancy coming over for a paddle and finally.... Happy Christmas. Jon
Anto Duffy
Anto Duffy - 8 years ago
Phenomenal effort lads. Massive well done. Cutting the wedding ring off cos the hands swelled up, pure drive man.
I have dreamed about doing this for a long time too, I'm wondering what is the first step for someone with minimal kayaking experience? .... and on a student budget....
Any advice at all would be much appreciated.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Anto Duffy Hi Anto. Thanks for your kind message. Any kayaker can do this trip. There are so many variables to contend with when taking on such a journey. Ultimately it is all down to training and preparation. And depending on where your starting from a skills point of view will determine how much training you will have to do. I'd be glad to help you in further detail if you decide to take it on sometime. In the meantime, keep paddling!
Christine Ashton
Christine Ashton - 8 years ago
Well done Lads. Enjoyed watching your vid. Inspiring!  Makes me want to go to Ireland and paddle some of these area's now.Thanks for sharing.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Christine Ashton Hi Christine. Hope you can make to paddle here some day! Jon
Dredger9
Dredger9 - 8 years ago
Brill video, well done lads.
Sean Lynch
Sean Lynch - 8 years ago
Jon & Sean - Hi from Sunny Texas, USA. Followed your adventure this summer on Facebook, so watching the movie with the family here has been a delight. Some spectacular footage of the Emerald Isle and some great Irish humor and grit. All the best lads and Merry Christmas.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Sean Lynch Hey thanks Sean and many happy returns to you! Glad it entertained the family and that my messing with accents caused a few laughs. Hope to see you here in Ireland some day.
Dingle Surf Shop & School
Dingle Surf Shop & School - 8 years ago
Beautiful video gents. A real ode to the coastline of Ireland. Congrats.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Dingle Surf Shop & School Hey thanks, must call in and check your shop! Will look ye up on Funbook! Jon
Artur Alves
Artur Alves - 8 years ago
Awesome trip, video and landscaping. Congratulations from Portugal to both kayakers! keep paddling and editing!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Artur Alves Hey thanks Artur. Hope all is well in Portugal! Jon
Richie Dunne
Richie Dunne - 8 years ago
Stunning trip...well done lads...and Cian too! 8^)
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+dunneryak Cheers Richie!
K Murphy
K Murphy - 8 years ago
Inspirational stuff lads, one hell of an adventure and a very enjoyable and honest account of your trip, I'm seriously jealous here.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
Glad you enjoyed it.
Jan Ploeg
Jan Ploeg - 8 years ago
beautiful continuity, respect from underwater, janploeg.nl
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Jan Ploeg Thanks Jan, glad you enjoyed it!
Gary Mcclure
Gary Mcclure - 8 years ago
fantastic guys, what a great documentation of your trip .I am inspired.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Gary Mcclure In a very unpretentious way Gary, thats what we hoped would happen.
Doug Godwin
Doug Godwin - 8 years ago
Awesome trip .... Thank you for sharing. I now have a new addition to the bucket list.
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+Doug Godwin Thanks Doug! Glad you enjoyed it.
bustedlegninja
bustedlegninja - 8 years ago
Fantastic documentary thoroughly enjoyed that. Well done!
Jon Hynes
Jon Hynes - 8 years ago
+bustedlegninja Thank you!

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