Dad conquers British coast… by paddleboard
World records were smashed last night after a sea safety campaigner finished paddleboarding the entire British mainland coast.
Brendon Prince, 48, arrived back in Torquay after he completed the 3,800-mile expedition on a standup board.
Mr Prince spent 141 days at sea and paddled for up to 16 hours a day.
Speaking ahead of his arrival into Torquay, Mr Prince, pictured, said: ‘It is a strange feeling that when I left Torquay I turned right and continued turning right and all of a sudden I am now coming back into Torquay.’ The father of three was inspired to take on the challenge after he tried to save three people who drowned at Mawgan Porth beach in Cornwall in 2014.
It drove the off-duty lifeguard to set up the Above Water charity which teaches children about water safety.
Mr Prince broke three world records last night: the longest paddleboard trip, the first person to paddleboard around Britain and the first to paddleboard from Land’s End to John O’Groats.