Kayaker Tyler Bradt Launches Global Extreme Sports Expedition

Led by world record holding extreme kayaker Tyler Bradt, the around-the-world Wizard's Eye Expedition will combine modern-day action sports with time-honored exploration.
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In March of 2013, the sailboat Wizard’s Eye will sail quietly out of the Bay of La Paz, Mexico and begin a journey across the planet’s largest ocean, the Pacific. Led by world record holding extreme kayaker Tyler Bradt of Team NRS, the Wizard’s Eye crew will point the bow toward New Zealand, kicking off a five-year-long circumnavigation of the globe combining modern-day action sports with time-honored exploration.

Along the way, Bradt and crew will produce an ongoing web video series. A film teaser to be released on Monday, February 4 will outline the adventure.

Sponsored by KAVU, NRS, VOKE Tab, Goal Zero, Dagger Kayaks, Smith Optics, and Go PRO, the Wizard’s Eye Expedition will take Bradt and crew to some of the world’s most beautiful, remote and severe locations. Whitewater kayaking, surfing, kite boarding, mountaineering, deep sea diving and BASE jumping are just some of the activities they’ll pursue along the way. Their goal is to explore the limits of what’s humanly possibly while exploring the farthest reaches of the planet.

“I’ve been to a lot of places and I’ve gotten to know myself and my limits over the years,” says Bradt in the teaser. “And I’m still in the midst of exploring those limits and figuring out what’s possible for me. This trip is an expedition to literally sail into the unknown.”

The first stop for the Wizard’s Eye will be the Tuamotu Islands, in the South Pacific, one of the most remote places on Earth. From there, Bradt and crew will continue to New Zealand where they will wait out the winter storms. At every stop, they will seek out the most exciting and challenging action sports adventures. The bi-weekly web series, which will be distributed via Vimeo and social media, will document these adventures.

“This is the kind of voyage that everyone dreams of taking, but almost no one does,” says Mark Deming, NRS Marketing Communications. “Tyler is one of those rare people with the energy, determination and skill to actually make it happen. His enthusiasm for adventure is unmatched, and this series is going to make it contagious.”

The teaser will be available for viewing and embedding as of 5 a.m. PST on Monday, Feb. 4. To request a preview, email pressroom@nrsweb.com.

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Wizard’s Eye Expedition: http://www.wizardseye.tv

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