Archive for February, 2015

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The shark attack survivor who loves sharks

Filed in Everyday Hero by on February 23, 2015 • views: 1283

South African lifeguard Achmat Hassiem lost a leg in a shark attack off the coast of Cape Town. He went on to become a medal-winning Paralympian and a marine conservationist advocating the protection of endangered sharks. “I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a shark with its jaws dislocated. It’s the scariest thing you’ve ever […]

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SHOUT-OUT (17-Feb’15)

Filed in SHOUT OUT'S by on February 17, 2015 • views: 1192

  Chris Bertish has given the green light for tonight’s attempt to break the world record: 24 Hour SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Open Ocean Distance. In his second attempt, to start Tuesday the 17th of February 2015, Chris plans to break the current 24 hour record of 157 km (97 miles) and try and achieve […]

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24hour SUP World Record 2nd attempt

Filed in Chris Bertish by on February 13, 2015 • views: 892

The 24hour World Open Ocean Record 2nd Attempt is on AMBER STATUS for a possible Green Light for Monday/ Tuesday start. In his second attempt, on Monday the 16th/ Tues the 17th of February 2015, Chris plans to break the current 24 hour record of 157 km (97 miles) and try and achieve breaking the […]

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Keegan Longueira: Memories from Tanzania

Filed in Keegan Longueira by on February 10, 2015 • views: 1038

Keegan is currently trying to break the world record from Cairo to Cape on his bicycle. The current record is 71 days which he is on path to break. Go Keegan! More info: Visit his Profile Page on Awesome South Africans

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Keegan Longueira

Filed in Adventurers by on February 5, 2015 • views: 1974

Keegan Longueira Cycling from Cairo to Cape Town in 59 days and 8 hours breaking the then world record… raising money for Operation Smile. Keegan’s venture will see him taking on the elements across Africa with his main focus being breaking the World Record of 71 days in a self supported cycle from Cairo to […]

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When gear needs to perform …

Filed in De Bruyn Joubert by on February 2, 2015 • views: 1112

I was without a stove for a week and most things was going ok. I made fires to melt snow or ice for water and make the odd warm meal, until the trees totally disappeared. I was considering to push on towards Ulaanbaatar without a stove, but had a huge wakeup call one day when […]

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Jurie Botha views: 1271

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish views: 546

  Awesome South Africans spoke to Stuart Connacher this morning, hours before Chris Bertish’s eminent arrival in Antigua. #theSUPcrossing Stuart shares his experiences after rowing the Atlantic three times and his communications with Chris during his Talisker Transatlantic crossing earlier this year with Facing It. This incredible chat with Stuart gives us first hand insight […]

3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic views: 1699

It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans. In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii. But let’s fast forward to the present: THREE – 3 Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered […]

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn views: 799

Saturday the 26th, Paul Steyn will walking in the 5km Annual Charity Hat Walk hosted by Balwin Properties and we invite you, resident of Helderberg and further afield to come join in the fun at Paardevlei. AwesomeSouthAfricans and www.SoundsAwesome.co.za will be there supporting Paul and providing the Public Address and Music in our mobile sound […]