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Joe's Paddle Gets Support from California Surfing Legend

Written by: Press release

Submitted: 14th April 2010

The original 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. The aim is to raise awareness of Joe's story and inspire people to raise money for their chosen charity, to promote the paddle as a community event for people of all abilities.

Joe way paddle for life

Robert August

Robert August is an American surfer and surfboard shaper who was raised in Huntington Beach, CA. He is most famous as one of the subjects of Bruce Brown's 1966 surf documentary The Endless Summer, along with his friend Mike Hynson. The film follows the two around the world pursuing their hobby during the California offseason, meeting other surfers and discussing surf culture.

Joe way paddle for life


Robert has signed a movie size poster adding "Hang ten for the Joe Way Paddle for Life" the huge poster is being framed courtesy of Roy at Kernow photo art in Newquay.

Matt Way said "This is a great raffle prize anyone would be stoked to win this and we very grateful to Robert for personalising his message for Joe and Roy for framing this magnificent poster".

More prizes are coming in including a mountain bike, skateboard and a surf board. Tickets will be available at various locations through the summer or you can enter on line by donating £2 to one of the charities listed on Joe's website and filling in the online form.

To read Joe's story go to To find out more about the paddle event CLICK HERE

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