Summer Surf Challenge 2017

Summer Surf Challenge 2017

Have you heard about our Summer Surf Challenge event? This is a FREE event sponsored by insurance company MS Amlin that we hold every year for people with any kind of disabilities at any age. We give them the chance to try surfing supported by lots of volunteers and experienced surf coaches. This year the event will be the 8 & 9 of July at Watergate Bay. Please share with people that might be interested in either participating or volunteering; the more people that are there, the more fun we’ll have! Over the weekend participants will be able to turn up to go for a free surfing lesson with experienced staff. Pro surfers and former champions including Hannah Harding, Tom Butler and Lucie Donlan will be among the volunteers. Participants will all get a medal and special prizes will be given to surfers who are selected by the sponsors. Volunteers will include staff from the Wave Project, Cornwall Fire Service, RNAS Culdrose and Cornwall’s surf lifesaving clubs. The event will also include live music on the beach and an after party at Wax nightclub in Watergate Bay village. Joe Taylor said the emphasis was on inclusion and having fun. He said “We’re stoked to be running the Surf Challenge once again this year. It’s great to be able to put on a free surf event for disabled people, many of whom find it hard to access our beaches let alone go for a surf. I can’t wait to see lots of smiles on the faces of the participants.” Joe said that the charity was particularly grateful to the staff...
SUP4Life – Let’s get 500 people to paddle!

SUP4Life – Let’s get 500 people to paddle!

The Wave Project is set to run the UK’s biggest ever national stand-up paddle boarding event – the SUP4Life! The award-winning charitable company hopes to encourage at least 500 people to hit Britain’s waterways for a weekend and take part in a SUP to raise money and awareness for children’s mental health. Participants are being encouraged to wear fluro when they take part in the event to raise awareness of mental health issues. It is the first time that a single SUP event has been coordinated across the UK, with groups of paddlers taking part at locations throughout England, Wales and Scotland on July 18-19. Event coordinator Tabitha Kendall-Carpenter said: “This is the first time that the UK has had a national SUP event, so it’s really exciting. We hope that a minimum of 500 people will take part across the UK, and help to raise £50,000 for socially isolated children and young people in Britain.” It is hoped that the event will raised £50,000, which will go towards helping the Wave Project run free surf and SUP courses for disadvantaged young people throughout the UK. The idea came from a fundraiser organised by Wave Project supporters in London last year, when 25 people took part in a 5-mile SUP along Regent’s Canal. Miss Kendall-Carpenter said the London event was so succcesful and so much fun that the Wave Project was keen to extend it across the UK. The organisation is now looking for volunteers to coordinate a SUP in their local area. She said: “We already have several events confirmed across the UK, but we’re looking for a...