Simon is crossing the English Channel on a stand up paddle board to raise money for surfers against sewage.
am currently thrashing myself in the gym and hired a personal trainer
to shape the guns and get fit fro the trip .There are 5 of us crossing
the channel Eliiot Dudley UK long board champ who is going for the
outright distance world record,myself and Matt Argyle BSUPA chairman
and ranked no 2 BSUPA WAVE champ,Jock Patterson UK BSUPA overall champ
and Claire Blacklock ladies champ.Both relay teams are going for the
relay distance record.
I will be using a 14 ft bark expedition board with support from www.2xs.co.uk ,X-train,Prosport sunscreen,Dakine,NPX westuits and Kialoa paddles-you will be able to see updates on www.supglobal.com and the 2xs site. www.bigsalty.co.uk will also be supporting our crossing.
Its the first event of its kind, the paddlesurfers will set off
from Dover and aim to arrive in Calais around five hours later, having
completed the crossing of the world’s busiest shipping lane. The event
will be taking place between 18th-25th of June, with the paddlers
waiting for the best tide and weather conditions in which to make the
21-mile crossing. If the paddlers are successful they will be the first
stand up paddlesurf team to have ever crossed the English Channel, and
could potentially break the record for the fastest paddleboard crossing
The Guinness World Record™ for crossing the English Channel by prone
paddleboard currently stands at five hours and nine minutes, and was set by US paddler by Mchael O'Shaughnessy in 2006.
event has been put together by SAS with the support of BSUPA, and the
paddlers aim to raise at least £10,000 in sponsorship money to support
SAS’s campaigns to protect surfers and waveriders, waves and beaches
around the UK. If you would like sponsor the 2010 Challenge please go
to and make a donation.
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Fundraising for Surfers Against Sewage
We are an environmental charity working to keep UK coasts safe and clean.