SUPboarder Mark Slater, completed the first ever ‘Celtic Cross Challenge’ as part of a team, on the 18th May 2014, from St Marys to Sennen Cove in Cornwall. This is the video about the epic event which is definitely going to be the first of many. Read Marks full story here.
‘The Celtic Crossing’ was the brainchild of surf and ocean ski super star Glenn Eldridge and big wave supremo Tom Butler. It involved a 50km paddle between St Marys, Scilly Isles and Sennen Cove, Lands End. The plan for this first year was to attempt the crossing with a small group of paddlers on various crafts in an effort to promote and showcase the crossing and hopefully turn it into a big annual event aimed at being Europe’s equivalent of the Molokai 2 Oahu. So the date was set for when the tides looked most favourable and the chosen paddlers were:
Glenn Eldridge – Solo Ocean Ski
Tom Butler – Prone Paddleboard
Chloē Burnett & Tarryn Brown – Double Ocean Ski (Female)
Lewis Kirton & Vincent Naert- Double Ocean Ski (Male)
Mark Slater – Stand up Paddleboard
To find out more about the Celtic Crossing and if you think you’re up for the challenge nexy year on July 4th-5th then visit their website here.