The Quicksilver British Nationals event, which had some tough conditions, was a huge success this weekend. The event was streamed live all over the world for the first time by tiger 24 and the BSA's Jo Hillman who was the contest Director.
The new Joe Way Paddle flags where up along with a banner and the event was well supported by team rider Tom Butler who unfortunately was knocked out in the second round, Tom collected donations along with his mum Sue who has been helping with Joe's stoy right from the start as she knew the Newquay toddler very well.
St Austell Brewery have also donated a surfboard which will be at the Quicksilver shop in Newquay until the day of the paddle.
Frances Carter from Hibiscus Surf School had Joe's team surf hound Douglas who worked Fistral beach and the town of Newquay promoting the Paddle which is on the 23rd September. At one one point Douglas needed a hose down from the RNLI as the weather turned into a sunshine bank holiday showcase for Cornwall.
Joe's team collected over £400 including £90 that went online from people being told about the on line draw by the team Joe and the usual Facebook pages. Tiger 24 also promoted the draw on line whilst streaming the event live.
Johnny Fryer, who won this years title, will also be paddling at this years Paddle for Life for the Cornwall Blind association which means there will no shortage of top names in the line up.
Matt Way said "Its been a great weekend and we are grateful for the Support from the BSA, Quicksilver and our Paddle team riders tiger 24, Tom Butler, Sue Butler NSLSC and www.hibiscussurfschool.co.uk with Douglas who Joe would of loved".
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