free fall at 133mph

checking the surf from 10,000ft

checking the surf from 10,000ft

© 2016 - Ben Wood

If your a surfer you would love this...OK so its a little Point Break......

Newquay Mayor Andy Hannan has had the first £500 raised for his chosen charity "The Joe Way Appeal".

Matt Way, Joe's dad, did his tandem skydive with chief instructor David Wood along with his son and business partner Ben Wood, filming the jump.

The Skydive and Parachute Club based at Perranporth is a family business and has overseen thousands of jumps over the years.

After a briefing the extreme enthusiasts boarded the specialist plane, climbed to 10,000ft and with the last checks done cameraman Ben climbed out onto the side of the plane; Matt and the instructor sat on the edge and descended into the clear blue sky over the stunning Cornish coastline.

The free fall lasts for about 30 seconds and on Matt's skydive they where travelling at 133mph, there were some fun moments with the cameraman before the main parachute opened, then the wind-rush suddenly stopped leaving a calming moment to take in the stunning Cornish scenery.

Matt said "It's the most amazing experience! if you get the chance then go for it, I can guarantee you will love every second. The team at skydive Cornwall put you at ease and really look after you, we are very lucky to have this opportunity on our doorstep, I cannot wait for the next jump."

Mayor Andy Hannan who supported Matt is now contemplating jumping himself. Mayor Hannan said "Its something I've always thought about doing and now I've been up to the club and chatted to the team I think its time I have a go."

The money for Matt's jump will be allocated to the Precious Lives Appeal. The next event will be at the Run to the Sun show and shine on the 29th May where the Mayor is rumoured to be trying out the surf simulator at the Joe Way Paddle area raising money this time for the Cornwall Blind Association.

For more information about skydiving go to www.skydivecornwall.com.