North Wales adventurer completes mammoth paddleboard journey for charity

An adventurer from North Wales has completed a historic journey on a stand up paddleboard, to help raise funds for two charities close to her heart. Paddleboarder as seen near our holiday park in ConwySian Sykes has successfully circumnavigated the coastline of the island of Anglesey on a stand up paddleboard – the first person to do so in fact – travelling a total of 120 kilometres through some extremely tough sections of coastline. The route passed close by our holiday park in Conwy, enjoying the beautiful views of the Welsh coastline. But it wasn’t all about admiring the views for Sian, who spoke before her journey of the perils of the weather. “I’ve got to really consider the conditions. For us on a paddleboard, if the wind is too strong, we’re just going to be out to sea – so I’ve got to monitor that closely.” Sian founded her own company, Psyched Paddleboarding, which teaches people her favourite pastime. This isn’t the first long distance journey she has completed, after being part of the first team to cross England on a paddleboard and the first person to SUP the three British Lakes (Loch Awe, Windermere Lake and Llyn Tegid) in three days, unsupported. Her challenge was to raise money for Surfers Against Sewage and the North Wales Wildlife Trust, and even though she has completed the trip, it is not too late to donate! You can donate for the North Wales Wildlife Trust here, and for Surfers Against Sewage here. Congratulations on your journey Sian, and keep up the great work!

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