A group of south coast surfers are paddling 26 miles to raise money for the humanitarian effort in Ukraine this weekend.

If you can’t make it donate here

“After the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 Feb 2022, the humanitarian disaster that we have witnessed has shocked us to the very core. UK-Med are doing some exceptional work in Ukraine trying to get critical supplies to hospitals, and on the borders giving critical care to refugees in exceptionally harsh conditions.

As a group of surfers from Bournemouth we decided that we should use the arms at our disposal and paddle against Putin’s despicable crimes against humanity to help UK-Med in their endeavours.

We will be paddling a marathon (26 miles) on surfboards from Kimmeridge Bay to Bournemouth Pier in Dorset…in 8degree water…in 5mm wetsuits.

If you are able to support us in this fundraising effort that would be amazing – either by a donation or coming out to join us at the finish line of Bournemouth Pier (approx 1800 Sun 3 Apr).

Any local surfers are very welcome to join us at any point on the last leg of the paddle from Sandbanks to the Pier. We will be publishing our route and times that we will be passing local land marks shortly 🙂

Thanks for your time…in the words of the heroes of Snake Island:

Putin, Go F&*$ YOURSELF

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