Matt Way speaking about the 2010 Newquay "Paddle for Life" on BBC Radio Cornwall.
Local international surf champion Ben Skinner, has given his backing to a charity event in Newquay for the second year running.
Ben, also known in the surfing world as “Skindog”, the number 2 in the world surfing games and the European professional longboard champion will be supporting the “Joe Way Paddle for Life Event” on September 23rd.
“Skindog” donated a surfboard at last year’s paddle which raised over £1200.00 and this year the surfing-pro has donated the services of his surf school to provide high end surf lessons for a lucky beginner or experienced surfer.
Ben said, “It’s been a privilege to support Joe’s charity paddle and help Matt who has been stoked to get the board and the fact he is promoting his son’s story using a SKINDOG board is also a really honour”.
In addition to the generous donation of surfing lessons, Skindog’s board shaping team have designed and built a long board for Joe’s charity which will be ridden by the toddler’s dad, Matt Way.
The Skindog board production team made up of Ben, Chris Harris and Jason Gray have all given their time and materials free of charge to support the Way family with there ongoing journey of telling Joe’s story.
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A young surfing celebrity who is already a legend in his own lifetime spent the day on Watergate beach in Newquay last week.
Kai Lenny, seventeen-year-old Hawaiian, guest of Skindog Surf School and sponsored by Oxbow Surf Wear Company, ripped up the Cornish waves with the locals while offering surfing tips to members of Skindogs surfing school and any other members of the public looking for expert advice and tips.
A confident, friendly and relaxed Kai was more than happy to hang out and joke around with all who came to see him, including local surfers, press, members of the Joe Way Appeal and of course the younger surfing enthusiasts. Towards the end of the day and before his last surf at Watergate beach he carried out a signing and photo session for all of his avid fans. When asking Kai about his time in Newquay, Kai said; “It’s been great, we’ve been up to the flow rider and I’ve meet some really cool people. The surf was a little flat today but it’s always good to get in the water”