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.

The Newquay Paddle 2018 #£150k2018



The Newquay 2018 event is on the Thursday 28th June.

The Newquay Family Fun Paddle 2018

ITV Reginal Winner and National finalist for Fundraising

FREE - Sunset Live Music Session 

on the Harbour beach stage and in the Rowing Club. Bring your blanket and chill out.

Playing on the Harbour Quayside
Steel Appeal

Steel Appeal
Back after a break from last year Steel Appeal are joined by new members to bang out the beach vibe and create the perfect start to this year's Sunset Sessions. 

Playing on the Harbour Stage
Daisy Clark
Newquay singer songwriter and ACOUSTIC sensation "Daisy Clark" who is currently enjoying national and global acclaim after six million hits on YOUTUBE of her version of "Total Devoted To You" which, she will be performing for the town. Daisy will mesmerize everyone with her stunning voice and has appeared on National TV and radio so this has been a great time to have Daisy on board as her career gets off the ground.

Playing on the Harbour Stage
Blues Brothers on the Run

Blues Brothers on the run
The "Blues Brothers On The Run" are hitting the Paddle for the first time, Lee Quinny has performed several times over the years for Joe's Paddle, so get ready for these guys to explode into the crowd and get everyone going.
Play in the Rowing club band

 Our Silent Discos have been going for nearly a decade and are simply the best available.
We don't just provide music, we integrate with everybody personally through microphones. This enables us to highlight the stag, wedding or birthday person and include everyone in the celebration. Whether you hire just the headsets or go for the deluxe package including our two very experienced DJs, we will guarantee you will have a party you will never forget!

Music starts at 4.00pm

4.30pm - sky dive with a water landing and sea rescue

4.00pm Steel Appeal

5.00pm Daisy Clark to play on the harbour stage

6.00pm Blues Brothers on the run to play on the harbour stage

7.15pm TITAN the robot

8.00pm Silent disco starts in the rowing club

Paddle Event

Paddlers and swimmers ages start from 5 years upwards and the entry fee is £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 18’s) which is paid on the day with everyone also getting a certificate with your paddle wristband. The event is about family fun and everyone helps each other along.
200 meters, for kids and adults who don't want to do the 1km. This takes place inside the harbour area (limited numbers)
1km fun paddle, groups of 15 paddles head out to the bay and back. It's great fun and not a race (limited numbers)
The RELAY, if you can get a team of 4 together you can enter and the winning team will take away the trophy to keep until next years paddle. Entry fee is £2 for the whole team and this is great fun. Last year's winners were the Newquay Activity Center (limited numbers)
The event starts at 4.00pm, the last registration is when the wristbands have gone or at 6pm and the final heat time in the water is 6.30pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, the lifeguard race is just after 7.00pm. We did run out of places in 2015 so arrive in plenty of time
To watch and listen to the live music is free.
Boards are provided with the lots of help from Newquay Surf Life Savers so all you need is your wetsuit or trunks, swimmers and canoes are welcome. Kids can paddle with their parents.
Because the event takes place inside the harbour those who want to get wet and have fun can and for the people of all ages who want to paddle a bit further we have the space for that as well.
Prices - £5 per child (under 16) and £10 per Adult Paddle and SUP team relays are £20 per team per race

Event as follows:

3.30pm all set up and running – food stalls

4.30pm - sky dive with a water landing and sea rescue
4.00pm Steel Appeal
5.00pm 200m heats start; kids, kids and parents – fun paddle inside the harbour (depending on tide)
5.00pm Daisy Clark to play on the harbour stage

6.00pm 1km heats start; family fun paddle around the bay, team relay
6.00pm Blues Brothers on the run to play on the harbour stage

7.00pm Pro Joe Way memorial cup relay paddle RNLI lifeguards only - 1km paddle.

7.15pm TITAN the robot
7.30pm Raffle draw (10 minutes)

7.45pm Paddle trophies, RNLI presentation and thank you

8.00pm Silent disco starts in the rowing club

Boards supplied just bring your wetsuit
You can sign in as late as 5.30pm so shoot down after work although there is limited availability.
We will be sending out 15 paddlers at a time and as the first group are half way around the course the next batch will go out so it is continued paddle to keep the spectators going. All paddlers must have a wristband issued on registration.
Highest fundraiser – Trophy, Inspirational Paddler for RELAY winning team - Trophy, Winning RNLI Beach - Joe Way Memorial Cup.
Prize Draw:
  • Signed guitar from signer James Morrison 
  • Family break at the award winning Resort Gwel an Mor in Portreath 
  • Meet Ben "SKINDOG" Skinner and design your own Skinpup custom made surfboard 
  • One off Oil painting of a seaview from artist John Shipley
  • Tour of skinners brewery for 4 people and  a mixed case of 12x500ml ales   
What is else is going on:
Live music - Sunset Sessions
Titan the Robot
Burger and hot dog van, Crepe stall, cake and teas, raffle.
To register for the Newquay paddle event turn up on the day but remember the registration closes at 5.30pm or when the places have all gone.

 1k Route

The route of the 2012 1km paddle

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