SUP adventurer breaks four world records
David Haze, a consultant for Penal Reform Solutions, has broken four stand-up paddle boarding world records, according to the RomseyAdvertiser.
In just four days, Haze paddle-boarded across the four longest lakes in the UK: Lake Windermere in England, Loch Awe in Scotland, Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland, and Llyn Tegid in Wales.
Haze is attempting to make stand-up paddle boarding an adventure sport in the UK. He calls himself the Nomadic Paddler.
”I currently work for a Romsey based company, but I am a trying to forge a career as a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) adventurer,” says Haze. “SUP is the fastest growing sport but the touring and adventure side has not been reached yet and I am trying to put myself out there leading from the front attempting world firsts and world records armed with only my SUP.
“As a pledge to help raise more money for charity,” Haze told the RomseyAdvertiser, “I said if I hit my targets, I would SUP the River Thames. Due to the success of my fundraising efforts, on 21st September, I am taking on the Thames and plan on paddling the 208km length in one go without sleep, something that has never been done before and going for record number five.”
Money raised from the Nomadic Paddler will go towards Alliance of Sport, which Haze says is a charity “very close to my heart”.
“Prison reform and rehabilitation is something I am very passionate about, it seems to be a lost cause in this country but it is very much something that needs our attention if we want to change lives for the better.
“Adventure has completely transformed my life and I want to show people what adventure can do for others to help them grow and change in a positive way.”
Haze and his charity fundraising can be supported via his JustGiving page