Monsters get ready to Paddle
The eighth Joe Way Paddle for Life gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’ on the beach on Thursday 18th June at Newquay Harbour.
Local boy Joe was born with a rare genetic condition and died on the 7th May 2008 aged4. He had been labeled a miracle boy after surviving meningitis, a potentially deadly skin reaction SJS, numerous superbugs but finally died of complete organ failure after suffering from Steven Johnson Syndrome for a second time. Since his death his parents have campaigned tirelessly to raise money for over 20 causes in his name, raising more than £128,000.00 in total.
This year’s event will see the first “Monster SUP tug of war” which is being organized and run by Newquay water sports center who are based in the Harbour. Two teams will be on “Monster Stand up Paddle Boards” and they will have to paddle against each other. The tug of war will have heats and the winning team will win an activity session.
Tug of war teams are asked to make a donation of £1 for each heat and will need to check in with the Newquay water sports center team.
Sam Starkie from Newquay sports center said “the Monster SUPs are great fun and “Battle of the Board” is a like tug of war only paddle bird style. This is a great team challenge, fun and easy for everyone to enter. Hopefully we will raise some money for the Joe Way Appeal at the same time as having a great time. With a fantastic prize of a group Monster SUP surf session hopefully we will get some good entries..”
This years paddle will see more bands than ever including BBC’s “The Voice” semi finalist Adam Isaac who was on Tom Jones team
The paddling starts at 4pm and the last registration for a heat is 6pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, the Joe Way memorial RNLI lifeguard race is just after 7pm. Boards are provided with lots of help from Newquay and Lusty Glaze Surf Life Savers so all you need is your wetsuit! Swimmers, SUP’s and canoes are also welcome.
To take part in the Joe Way Paddle for life 2015 and get up to date news go to www.joewaypaddle.co.uk