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.

2018 Paddle For Life

The date of the 2018 Newquay Paddle for Life is Thursday 28th June...  See you there...

Cornwall’s Prize Draw in memory of Newquay Toddler

Written by Scott Dickinson on .

As it’s the tenth Paddle the prize draw has a great list of prizes including a custom surf board experience with Ben Skinner, who will make one kids dream come true with a tour of his surfboard factory and a custom made SKINPUP surfboard, two nights on Tolcarne beach for two in a beautiful surf cabin on the sand, two tickets at Lusty Glaze to see RAZORLIGHT, a Jet ski experience with the guys at Wave runner, Urban Beach wet bag and goodies as well as an indo balance board signed by champion long boarder Ben Skinner and big wave rider Tom Butler.

You can buy your raffle tickets from Towan Blystra Lions, Matt Way, Surf Life Saving clubs, The Boardroom surfshop in Newquay and the Newquay Voice office by Sainsbury’s.

Matt Way said, “We are the only FREE music gig which is held in the harbour and the paddle is all about the community coming together, celebrating Joe’s story, raising money for over 20 great causes and showcasing the Newquay spirit. As a family, we are very proud of how the town has made this event so special”.

The paddling starts with the skydive onto Towan beach at 3.30pm and the last registration for a heat is 6pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, the Joe Way memorial RNLI lifeguard race is just after 7pm. Boards are provided with lots of help from Newquay and Lusty Glaze Surf Life Savers so all you need is your wetsuit!  Swimmers, SUP’s and canoes are also welcome.

To take part in the Joe Way Paddle for life 2017 and get up to date news see our paddle event page.

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