Congratulations to the Isle of Wight Surf Club for a very successful Surf Club Paddle Race. The event had a great turn out and was very well supported from the beach. Alan Reed came in winner of the prone surfboard paddle race winning a beautiful wooden Oar and winner of the SUP division was Toby Donbavand.
Isle of Wight Surf Club Fundraiser Paddle Race
24th July (24 July · 10:00 – 13:00)
Wighwaters Dunroman Beach Lake
SUP / PRONE PADDLE & TEAM EVENTS – BOARDS TO RACE ON ARE SUPPLIED
Saturday saw a huge swell hit the Island and I heard it was going off almost right around the Island (Would love to see some pics of the other side of the Island if anyone has any?). I managed to sneak down to the bay for an hour with my camera (was our wedding anniversary so I was supposed to be elsewhere) at lunchtime and then for a bit at dusk to see Chris Mannion, Matt Harwood, Will Rome, Phillip Skelley, Mark New and a couple of others take on some monsters. By lunchtime there was a light SW wind and it mean’t only half of the waves coming into the bay were makeable but it didn’t deter the boys from having a go.
South coast surfers spend long flat summer days dreaming of September swells arriving from far-off tropical storms and hurricanes