Paddling the Emerald Isle - with Dave Ludgate
This week we feature Irish waterman Dave Ludgate, as we sit down for a relaxed chat about paddling across Ireland and his beautiful waters of Cork.
Dave is also known as Subowti for reasons we uncover in the episode, and has a deep love of SUP surfing and for the environment and spends time paddling the River Lee picking up the varied objects that get dumped.
He's happiest when he's in the water and saddest when it gets polluted.
In this episode I set Dave the added objective of converting the County Cork Olympic O'Donovan brothers to SUP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbRFapxCgFs
Dave is a FatStick Team Rider - https://fatstickboards.com/
Dave is a North Coast Wetsuits Ambassador - https://www.northcoastwetsuits.co.uk/
Clean Coasts - https://cleancoasts.org/
Connect with Dave on social media
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