#sups – Three Stand Up Paddleboarders from Rusheen Bay Windusrfing School made the 46.5km journey from Kilronan Pier on Inis Mor to Blackrock in Salthill, Galway last Saturday.
A distance normally associated with a motorised or sailing craft, the team comprising of Daniel King, Maurice Owens and Danny Mulryan made the trip on Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs).
Setting off from Aran at 9am last Saturday morning, they completed the voyage in just over 8 hours. It is estimated that each of them completed 15000 paddle strokes and completed the longest trip on a SUP in the country to date. Commenting on the adventure, Danny Mulryan said "It was a very enjoyable trip and a great way to familiarise ourselves a little more with the coastline. We were all glad to see the diving tower on the horizon".
The team who are in the final stages of launching 'Paddle on the Prom' are looking forward to planning the next adventure.