Simon is crossing the English Channel on a stand up paddle board to raise money for surfers against sewage.

I 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 ,X-train,Prosport sunscreen,Dakine,NPX westuits and Kialoa paddles-you will be able to see updates on and the 2xs site. 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 as well.

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.

The 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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Raising money for

Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers Against Sewage

Charity Registration No. 1145877

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.

Raising money for

Run by Surfers Against Sewage

Charity Registration No. 1145877

Donations 49

Well done -great effort

Donation by Andy Barclay on 31/08/10

Great effort Simon - well done.

Donation by Grahame Pettit on 27/07/10


Super, well done Simon!

Donation by Heidi Honegger on 15/07/10


Can't believe I haven't sponsored you for this already! Well done Simon, fantastic achievement! Looking forward to my 'try it' day in September!

Donation by Andy Grafham on 12/07/10


I'm sure the training in Maui helped, but i hope the body is still up to windusrfing now you've done it!

Donation by Edward Britnell on 11/07/10


Congratulations Simon!

Donation by Laurie & Guy Fletcher on 05/07/10


Simon; Congratulations on an amazing achievement! Now can you turn your attention to making the wind blow!

Donation by Rick de Blaby on 02/07/10


Congrats on making it Simon, great work. Can we have our wind back now?!!

Donation by Tom Crabtree on 01/07/10


Well done, you did good!

Donation by Shan Langley on 30/06/10


Well done Simon!

Donation by Kevyn M on 30/06/10


Well done Bertie ! Hope you had plenty of ProSport sunscreen for your bald patch ?

Donation by Toby Watts on 28/06/10


Rather you than me. Well done.

Donation by Alan & Louise on 24/06/10


Goot luck mate. Don't forget your bumbag!

Donation by Emile Kott on 24/06/10


may the wind always be on your back - oh and take a foghorn!

Donation by john tanner on 24/06/10


Good luck Simon. Keep your head down!!

Donation by Daniel Macaulay on 22/06/10


I'm sure you'll be surfing the wakes from the container ships Laird-style. Good luck mate, and good on yer

Donation by Paul Burgess on 21/06/10


Good luck, hopefully the wind will be behind you!

Donation by "The Cheltenham Bassetts" on 21/06/10



Donation by Marcus Green on 18/06/10


well done son

Donation by Anton Poll on 16/06/10


Good luck Simon

Donation by John Humberstone on 15/06/10


Good luck buddy

Donation by Chris Rainbow on 14/06/10


May the force be with you.

Donation by James Cox on 11/06/10


Hope you get a nice Northerly for that! Happy paddling

Donation by JONATHAN POOLEY on 07/06/10


Good Cause - I was only a clean water engineer - always avoided the lumpy stuff. good luck keep on paddling...

Donation by Jim Robertson on 06/06/10


Simon good luck.....

Donation by Ali D on 04/06/10


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,110.00
  • Offline donations£375.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,485.00
  • Gift Aid£0.00

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