Paddling Santas saunter down river Adur

A group of 18 met for a Santa-themed paddle boarding '˜saunter' along the river Adur.

Thursday, 22nd December 2016, 8:54 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm
A group of 18 santas paddled from the harbour club to The Bridge Inn

Kate Radford, a personal trainer and stand up paddle boarding instructor, organised the event, which started at 1pm on Sunday from the harbour club.

On paddleboards and a few other vessels, the festively dressed group – which included volunteers from the charity shop SOLD – made their way over to The Bridge Inn for a pub lunch.

Sarah Parker, of Shoreham Beach, who is a fitness instructor and organiser of Beach Dreams – a free festival in Shoreham, said: “It was really fun and really mellow.”

One of the paddling Santas

She added that it was a ‘bit of an experiment’ as they ‘plan to do it bigger next year’.

While some were paddle board enthusiasts from local clubs, some were total beginners, said Sarah.

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18 Santas paddled in total

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One of the paddling Santas
18 Santas paddled in total