The Paddle for Life started after lifeguards from Fistral Beach held a Joe Way memorial paddle to raise money for charity in 2008.  Joe is the inspirational little boy who touched people's lives around the country and beyond.

Our aim is to raise awareness of Joe’s story and inspire people to raise money for their chosen charity.

Paddle For Life - The Big Launch

Written by Scott Dickinson on .

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Star of ITV’s “The Bill”, Ben Richards, and long board champion Ben “Skindog” Skinner took to the waves to launch the “Joe Way Paddle for Life”. Ben Richards enjoyed some surf lessons from Europe’s finest and the duo signed one of Skin dog’s concept boards which is a one off never to be made again display board.

“This board was made through our research and development of our new Carbon Rail Technology. We used the highest end materials to make the lightest most high performance board I have ever seen. It is like an F1 racing car. Not made for durability, and was purely made to see how light we could go that turned into a piece of art. When you pick this board up, you will not believe the weight of it. It’s definitely a one off board that is for the wall, and we are glad to see it go to such a worthy cause”.

Photo's of Ben Richards learning to surf can be found in the gallery section.

Ben Richards Learning To Surf Ben Richards has donated a copy of a script from “The BILL” signed by the cast. To be in with a chance to win these prizes you can enter the draw byregistering on the paddle site lucky draw and donating £10 don’t miss this opportunity to own this display board and a signed script from ITV's “The BILL”.

Ben Richards and his friend Rob where standing up by lunch time learning in rough Watergate conditions under the watchful eye of Ben and Sophie Skinner. The Skindog surf school based at Watergate provided everything the guys needed and the teaching from the Skinner duo was world class.

Ben Richards said, “what an amazing day being taught by two great professionals and to be able to surf a wave to the beach standing up by lunch was amazing, a big thank you to Ben and Sophie Skinner and the Skindog surf school providing a personnel touch from the worlds best”.

The Way family and Scott (team Joe media designer) came down to watch and get some photos and video for the website.

Matt said “I’m a long boarder so to hang out with Ben and Sophie was great, the guys did really well in the conditions and we have some great video and photos. It was great to see these two smiling but tired faces after a real Watergate workout”

After a day of surfing everyone went back to thePhoenix Pub and Skindog surf school for a drink and the two bens signed the one off concept long board donated by Skindog surf boards.

Ben Richards added “to get involved in the Joe Way Paddle for life has been great it’s aimed at local charities and beyond and will make a real difference. Joe touched people’s lives when he was alive and his legacy will continue to touch people in a very special way”.

 

 

RT @PinkPonguk: This competition closes at the end of the day, so for your chance to win a Fitbit and in the process raise money for Relay…

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