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Joe Way Paddle makes a splash

Joe Way Paddle 2012

This year’s front men Dean Woods, Karl Fice-Thomson and team organized the heats whilst entertaining the crowds with the back up of Will Whelan, Tom Fox, Ben Butler, Nicholas Pendreich, Jason Gray, Safe and Sound safety and European longboard champion Ben “SKINDOG” Skinner.

Sue Butler and Julia Sharland organized the registration and boards Sue Butler said “for the weather we had a great turn out as always and apart from the rain we had perfect sea conditions. The NSLSC Joe Way Paddle cup was won by Emelia Rundle who completed the 200m and 1km paddles even though she has just had surgery on her arm”.

Paddle maniaOnce again local businesses and charities Perranporth signs, Scott Dickinson Creative, Hutton hire, Gould radio, Skinners Ales, Bookers, coastal crepes, ultra entertainment, Cornwall hospice care, Cornwall blind, Little Harbour, Newquay Lions and Leo’s, Sainsbury’s, Golant fire, Newquay SLSC, JLT insurance and Speedy hire who all supported the event which runs at zero cost.

The event also had a prize draw and prizes where donated by Relentless, Beach hut, Lusty Glaze, St Eval candle company, Animal, Carrick Leisure and indo board Europe.

Titan the robot stole the show and the locally run global business pulled all the stops out with a great set in the middle of the harbour in between showers.

Titan the Robot Newquay Paddle

The whole event was streamed live across the world by Tiger24 with Anton Roberts organizing the sound system and on line production with his team. Media partners Surfdome help promote the even along with Pirate FM and at one point over 2000 people had gone through tiger 24 website. Anton Roberts said “It was a great event and with the on line streaming a real showcase for Newquay”.

The event raised well over £2,700.00 with money still coming in which means the overall total for the Joe Way appeal is £106,700.00 which has been raised over the last four years, you can still donate by going to Joe’s website.

Joe looking down on the festivitiesClaire Way said “We are really grateful for all the effort the Paddle team and businesses have put into this years event.

Everyone worked really hard to make it a fun and safe day we are really proud of what people have achieved in Joe’s memory, it was great to see the weather did not put the dampeners on it and the team worked hard to make the event happen”.

The winning team of the RNLI Joe Way memorial paddle were Fistral beach in a highly competitive battle between the RNLI beach lifeguards who also raised £200 by selling t-shirts this year and donating an entry fee”

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