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.

Prize Draw

in £2000 worth of prizes in CORNWALL’S PRIZE DRAW
IN MEMORY OF NEWQUAY TODDLER Joe Way...

As it’s the 11th Paddle for Life and we are almost at the £150k total so the prize draw has a great list of prizes including:

Landal Gwel an Mor Resort Portreath - weekend family break in a Luxury Lodge



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



A one off pastel and ink canvas of a seaview from artist John Shipley



A signed guitar by singer song writer James Morrison




A tour of Skinners Brewery for 4 people with a mixed case of 12x500ml ales



Indo Balance Board worth over £100




You can buy your raffle tickets from Towan Blystra Lions, Matt Way 07761079454 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Surf Life Saving clubs  around Cornwall and The Boardroom surfshop in Newquay.


We are very excited to offer all SLSC and charity partners in Cornwall the opportunity to sell our paddle raffle tickets from February and have the money you raise donated back to your club or charity after the event.

The Joe Way Paddle for life is now in its tenth year and we will be passing the £150k target this which has be handed out to over 20 charities including many Cornish SLSC and of course our partners Cornwall Surf Life Saving.

Whether your club or charity sells £50 worth of tickets or £1,000 you will be gifted the money back, so help us reach our target and earn your club or charity some valuable publicity and money to keep doing the amazing work you are already doing.

We are having 5,000 £1 tickets being printed and Phil Bunt  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of our charity partners, Towan Blystra Lions, can post the amount of tickets you want, all we ask is that you take what you know you can sell and keep asking for more if you need them. We don't want to be in the position that lots of unsold tickets are being given back just before the event.

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 at 4pm with the skydive 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.

CLICK HERE to see the event line up.

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