Local international surf champion Ben Skinner, has given his backing to a charity event in Newquay for the second year running.
Ben, also known in the surfing world as “Skindog”, the number 2 in the world surfing games and the European professional longboard champion will be supporting the “Joe Way Paddle for Life Event” on September 23rd.
“Skindog” donated a surfboard at last year’s paddle which raised over £1200.00 and this year the surfing-pro has donated the services of his surf school to provide high end surf lessons for a lucky beginner or experienced surfer.
Ben said, “It’s been a privilege to support Joe’s charity paddle and help Matt who has been stoked to get the board and the fact he is promoting his son’s story using a SKINDOG board is also a really honour”.
In addition to the generous donation of surfing lessons, Skindog’s board shaping team have designed and built a long board for Joe’s charity which will be ridden by the toddler’s dad, Matt Way.
The Skindog board production team made up of Ben, Chris Harris and Jason Gray have all given their time and materials free of charge to support the Way family with there ongoing journey of telling Joe’s story.