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Australian Kayak Pair Set Record by Crossing Tasman Sea

Two Australians have become the first people to paddle to New Zealand across the Tasman Sea in a kayak.

The 62-day, 3,300km (2,050-mile) journey from New South Wales did not go exactly to plan.

Strong winds and tides meant James Castrission, 25, and Justin Jones, 25, were swept in huge circles, and had to abandon hopes of reaching Auckland.

Instead, they landed at New Plymouth in the west of New Zealand, greeted by a fleet of Maori canoes and a beer each.

Video: LiveLeak
Source: BBC
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