CIWWC PADDLEFEST 2019

05/05/2018

COME ALONG TO THIS GREAT EVENT - Surfplugs will be around on the Sunday for free advice, information and free surfersear check and free impressions with Surfplugs. Come along and learn about surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Why not check out CIWWC at the same time say hello to Ronnie at Canoe & Kayak Store for all equipment & clothing advice, demo boats. Indoor surfing, rafting and climbing a great day out for all the family. The event is part of a weekend of paddle sport including rafting, kayaking and SUP, all accessible to the boating and general public. CIWWC will host come and try it sessions throughout the day and Boater X will again be an evening feature. The 2018 event will also see the inclusion of a stage of the UK SUP race series, open water and sprint racing. Once again we will include bar b q, bar, DJ, live music and competitions. Read more»

A S Watersports Exeter Winter Warmers with Liam Kirkham

28/02/2019

Watch this space for more information on AS Winter Warmers Fab Night! 28th Feb Staff member Liam will be talking about his own solo 13 day winter white water trip in the Grand Canyon. The evening will also look at many other royal river rats who have fallen in love with the greatest ditch of them all. Surfplugs will be around for free surfersear check. Pop along and learn about surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Ear impressions workshop & fitting available on night. Read more»

END OF SEASON PADDLERS PARY 2019

09/03/2019

SURFPLUGS WILL BE AT THIS FUND RAISING EVENT FOR DARTMOOR SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM. SO COME ALONG AND SUPPORT AND A ENJOY A GREAT DAY/WEEKEND HOPEFULLY WATER LEVELS WILL BE GOOD Read more»

HURLEY 2019

16/03/2019

CELEBRATING HURLEY 30 YEARS! THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST AND BEST FESTIVAL OF PADDLESPORTS THE TEAM HAS EVER RUN. - JOIN IN OR COME ALONG AND SEE THIS FANTASIC EVENT. WITH OPEN FREESTYLE COMP, YOUNGUNS PADDLE WITH THE STARS, TEAM FREESTYLE, HURLEY HORN MYSTERY PRISES, ERG CHALLENGE, SUP X RACING, EVENING BANQUET, COACHING SEMINARS, LIVE VIDEO FEED AND TRADE STANDS. CHECK OUT THE HURLEY FACEBOOK PAGE. SURFPLUGS WORKSHOP & FITTING - EDUCATIONAL ADVICE, FREE SURFERS EAR CHECK AND FREE EAR IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. SURFPLUGS WIIL BE THERE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Read more»

Cotswolds Paddlefest

12/05/2019

After the huge success last year 'Cotswold Paddlefest 2019' is back for the second year held in conjunction with Cotswold Water Park Hire. It is about getting families together, outdoors on the water, planning adventures and making memories. The event provides a chance for all folk young and old, even the hairy 4 legged kind to come along and have a go at some Paddlesports, whether its your first time or your 100th time, bring a friend, bring a family member and do something different. The day will give you the opportunity to experience the different methods of paddling and to see why people get hooked on the paddling way of life, escaping from reality even if only for half an hour! There will be a wealth of knowledge and experience available during the day in the form of coaches, guides and lead club paddlers to help you with any questions you may have. From 10 - 4.30pm there will be a host of activities available to get involved in, including SUP Yoga, Canoe Skills, Rolling Clinics, or just some simple flat water paddling fun. If you would like to attend please let us know your coming so we can ensure there is as much equipment as we can for everyone. Any questions please post below and we will answer as soon as can. Suppliers Attending: Perception Wavesport Pyranha Tootega Silverbirch Wenonah Grey Owl Hou Canoes Dagger Palm Equipment C4 Waterman McConks Silverstick Surfplugs Ozdzynes Mercian Rebels There will also be a Freestyle display, Canoe Lifestyle talks, Tarpology Skills Demonstrations and more to be confirmed. We look forward to seeing you there. Read more»

PADDLE IN THE PARK & YOUNGUNS FREESTYLE NOTTINGHAM

01/06/2019

Check out the younguns website and paddle in the park for further information on these great events :http://www.youngunsfreestyle.co.uk/ & http://www.paddleinthepark.co.uk/ for further information. Great fun so make sure you pop along for a fabulous family day out. Paddle in the Park is a weekend full of paddling activities for everyone. There will be plenty on offer across the weekend: • White water workshops • Skills clinics • Start Paddling passes - 'have a go' at flat water activities • Boater X • Raft racing Lots more exciting announcements coming soon.. Surfplugs will be there with educational advice, free Surfers ear checks and free ear impressions with surfplugs. Read more»

PADDLE ROUND THE PIER BRIGHTON 2019

06/07/2019

Make sure you pop along to this great funding raising event for children. Enjoy a fun filled family day out. Surfplugs workshop & fitting - learn about Surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Free surfers ear check, free impressions with Surfplugs, information and advice. Read more»
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Surfplugs assist Paddle4Relief charity

At Surfplugs a percentage of our sales go to the Paddle4Relief charity. We thought we would let you know what they are doing with the money. Paddle4Relief, with the assistance of Surf Relief UK and Christian Surfers UK, have successfully shipped a consignment of surf boards and surf equipment to Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka and area devestated by the 2004 Tsunami.

The shipment was made by means of donations from Paddle4Relief, Tiki Surf International, Constantine Bay Surf Shop, Croyde Bay Surf Life Saving Club and numerous UK surfers, to Arugam Bay Surf Club. The project was overseen by Phil Williams of the UK charity Christian Surfers UK and co-ordinated by Tim Tanton of North Devon based charity Paddle4Relief (pictured). Tim collected and packed the consignment of 36 boxes with a volume of more than six cubic metres and a weight in excess of 310kg.

The P4R Founder, Tm Tanton (pictured) has seen his garage gradually fill up with surfboards from as far back as the 1970's and as new as 2010. Tim himself has selflessly purchased numerous surfboards with the enormous help of Tiki Surf International. The consignment included rescue boards, SUP's, longboards, bodyboards, shortboards, fish, mini-mals and soft-tops, along with fins, leashes, wax, rash vests, wax combs, t-shirts and skateboard parts.

Tim was fortunate to have the help of North Devon Christian Surfer Mark Dennis in loading the consignment onto the lorry for transportation to the port of departure in the UK. The surfboards etc are expected to reach the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in mid-March. They left the UK on the vessel, Ever Sigma, on the 23rd February, thanks to Paul Beeson of the freight company, GBS Freight Services Ltd.

Arugam Bay Surf Club Secretary, Krishantha Ariyasena, together with West Coast Surf Club Founder, Dilsiri Welikala, will be receiving the consignment in Colombo.

The equipment will then be distributed by Arugam Bay Surf Club to other developing surf clubs around the coast of Sri Lanka. The Arugam Bay Surf Club is the first surf club to be registered in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Sports Ministry. The club's Chairman, Fawas, has worked tirelessly since 2006 to achieve this important recognition. He is now working with newly established clubs in the south and west of the island for their registration as well. Both Madiha Surf Club near Matara and West Coast Surf Club based in Colombo have been a result of the 'Birth of a Surfing Nation' project which was initially established in 2010 by Peter Rob-o, an Australian based in France and P4R's Tim Tanton. The focus is to create and develop 'The Surfing Federation of Sri Lanka' by motivating, supporting, educating and empowering the young surfers in Sri Lanka to produce a surfing culture that is able to provide a sustainable lifestyle for themselves and for their families and communities.

Further donations of surfboards and surfing equipment will be gratefully received for future consignments to Sri Lanka. Please contact tim@paddle4relief.co.uk for further information.


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