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.

The Newquay Paddle 2019

The Newquay 2019 event is on the Thursday 20th June.

The Newquay Family Fun Paddle 2019

ITV Reginal Winner and National finalist for Fundraising

FREE - Sunset Live Music Session 

On the Harbour beach stage and in the Rowing Club. Bring your blanket and chill out.

Playing on the Harbour Quayside
The Steelers

The Steelers
Back again be prepared for the latest tunes on the beach which creates a laid back  vibe which is a perfect start to this year's Sunset Sessions. 

Playing on the Harbour Stage
Blues Brothers on the Run

Blues Brothers on the run
The "Blues Brothers On The Run" are hitting the Paddle again, Lee and Scott will knock your socks off again.

Playing on the Harbour Stage
Matthew Penhaligon

Matthew has played with several bands supporting Joe's Appeal over the years and this is his first solo spot at the Paddle event so be prepared to have a relaxing vibe in the sunset sessions of 2019

Playing in the Rowing club
Sammy Jonas

Sammy Jonas is a non traditional acoustic soloist who specialises in quirky cover & originals. Cover songs from the 50's all the way to the present.

Playing in the Rowing club

If you are still standing then Porky will keep the Party going, returning again to this years event

Music starts at 4.00pm

4.30pm - sky dive landing on the beach
4.00pm The Steelers - Beach side
5.00pm The Blues Brothers on the run - Harbour stage
6.00pm Matthew Penhaligon - Harbour stage
8.00pm Sammy Jonas - Rowing club
9.00pm Porky

Paddle Event

Paddlers and swimmers ages start from 5 years upwards and the entry fee is £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 18’s) which is paid on the day with everyone also getting a certificate with your paddle wristband. The event is about family fun and everyone helps each other along.
200 meters, for kids and adults who don't want to do the 1km. This takes place inside the harbour area (limited numbers)
1km fun paddle, groups of 15 paddles head out to the bay and back. It's great fun and not a race (limited numbers)
The RELAY, if you can get a team of 4 together you can enter and the winning team will take away the trophy to keep until next years paddle. Entry fee is £2 for the whole team and this is great fun. Last year's winners were the Newquay Activity Center (limited numbers)
The event starts at 3.30pm, the last registration is when the wristbands have gone or at 6pm and the final heat time in the water is 6.30pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, the lifeguard race is just after 7.00pm. 
To watch and listen to the live music is free.
Boards are provided with the lots of help from Newquay Surf Life Savers so all you need is your wetsuit or trunks, swimmers and canoes are welcome. Kids can paddle with their parents.
Because the event takes place inside the harbour those who want to get wet and have fun can and for the people of all ages who want to paddle a bit further we have the space for that as well.
Prices - £5 per child (under 16) and £10 per Adult Paddle and SUP team relays are £20 per team per race


Event as follows:

3.30pm all set up and running – food stalls

4.30pm - sky dive with a water landing and sea rescue
4.00pm The Steelers
5.00pm 200m heats start; kids, kids and parents – fun paddle inside the harbour (depending on tide)
5.00pm Blue Brothers on the run to play on the harbour stage

6.00pm 1km heats start; family fun paddle around the bay, team relay
6.00pm Matthew Penheligan to play on the harbour stage

7.00pm Pro Joe Way memorial cup relay paddle RNLI lifeguards only - 1km paddle.

7.30pm Raffle draw (10 minutes)

7.45pm Paddle trophies, RNLI presentation and thank you

8.00pm Sammy Jonas in the rowing club
9.00pm Porky in the rowing club

Boards supplied just bring your wetsuit
You can sign in as late as 6pm so shoot down after work although there is limited availability.
We will be sending out 15 paddlers at a time and as the first group are half way around the course the next batch will go out so it is continued paddle to keep the spectators going. All paddlers must have a wristband issued on registration.
Trophies:Highest fundraiser – Trophy, Inspirational Paddler for RELAY winning team - Trophy, Winning RNLI Beach - Joe Way Memorial Cup.

Prize Draw:

Prize draw
  • Short break at the award winning Gwel an Mor 
  • Signed guitar from James Morrison 
  • Signed football shirt 
  • Endless summer poster signed by Ben Skinner
  • Indo board 
  • Skinner’s brewery tour 
What is else is going on:
Live music - Sunset Sessions
Titan the Robot
Burger and hot dog van, Crepe stall, cake and teas, raffle.
To register for the Newquay paddle event turn up on the day but remember the registration closes at 6pm or when the places have all gone.

 1k Route

The route of the 2019 1km paddle

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