Paddleboard the Thames Update

As some of you may know Cave Active is supporting Adam D Short on his attempt to Paddle board the length of the Nile (the longest river in the world) during 2016. Adam is undertaking a series of training paddles to prepare for this awesome challenge. His latest  was to paddle the entire length of the Thames, from source to sea. Unfortunately on this occasion the UK weather got the better of Adam and he was forced to pull out of the challenge. Here’s what Adam had to say.

A peaceful scene on Day 3 of Paddle board the Thames, however, Mother Nature was about to seek revenge! Severe weather warnings of high winds and torrential rain for the coming week, called for some serious thinking. The decision was made on Saturday evening to bail out of this 2015 challenge. And in the same breath, the decision was made to do a re-run from source to sea in Spring 2016! As a training exercise, the event proved more than worthwhile. Lessons were learned, kit will be reassessed, better prepping re background support etc, and ……the first purchase will be …….a laminated map! Here’s to Paddleboard the Thames 2 with Cave Active on board!

We think its great that Adam is already making plans for the spring and agree that sometimes the best lessons are the hardest.

Adam is looking for funding for his Nile paddle so check out his Go Fund Me page, and check back here for more updates from Adam over the coming months.

Escape your cave Dude!!!!


Published by caveactive

I am a passionate free-ride Windsurfer and Stand Up Paddleboard racer and surfer. I’m pleased to say that I am supported by Fanatic SUP, K66, ION and LAR Water sports.

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