Primary Sources: Anthony Yap

24, Melbourne native, Australian Kayak Team captain

Kirra Point, Queensland     Photo: Paul Soders/Corbis

“I have Australia’s lack of river water to thank for my paddling—it forced me to take to the ocean and find the biggest waves I could kayak. My favorite spot will always be Phillip Island, off the coast of Victoria. It gets the most amazing swells from all directions, so you’ll always find excellent waves for surf kayaking. I head to Smiths, Woolamai, or YCW—between those beaches, you can’t go wrong. When I’m in the mood for calmer waters, I like to sea-kayak in Cat Bay’s slow, long, rolling sets. If I bring along my rod, I’ll catch a bit of fish to grill on the camp stove.”

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