It is no doubt one of the most defining moves in our sport but when we heard that this move was on the lifetime ambitions of a recently recovered Cullum Glynn we felt this story was very much worth sharing, especially as it had a Cancer Research UK fundraiser attached to it. Having received a brand new MOO Custom Board with his own personalised graphic, Glynn, who has had some fairly intense Chemotherapy, is now hoping to nail his first ever front loop in a bid to raise £1000 for charity. Well he is already pretty near his target but let’s give it a little extra push over the edge for a further boost of encouragement. Dig deep peeps, here is the story behind how this all came about in Cullum’s words…
In April last year I visited the doctor and dentist with a suspected dental abscess, I was subsequently diagnosed with an aggressive Lymphoma in september 2015. An intensive course of chemotherapy followed, then radiotherapy targeted to my face. In March 2016, after the radiotherapy, I ended up in hospital for 2 weeks. This week I have been given my first ‘all clear’. My amazing wife, son, family and friends have all played a part in helping me achieve this news and I am hugely grateful for all the support.
When I was in hospital, I vowed to myself that, when I was better, I would attempt at least one of my 2 windsurfing lifetime ambitions, I never doubted I would get the chance to try. After some research, however, it seems the French get a bit shirty about people windsurfing the english channel nowadays… apparently it’s a busy shipping lane. So ambition 2 is to complete a flatwater forward loop… sounds easy right? I’ve given myself 2 weeks in the French alps to learn a Wymaroo and then learn and land a loop.
The challenge: complete a loop on camera between 12th and 26th august.
Many of you have already generously donated to my wife’s race for life page for the same cause and she smashed her target. With that in mind I am not expecting to achieve the same levels, however any donations are warmly received. If donations top a grand (which i’m not expecting) I will do a 104 metre bungee jump off a bridge and post the video on Facebook.
Now, a forward loop is the holy grail of windsurfing, because it’s awesome but ultimately quite difficult and requires good sized cojones. Putting it in perspective, I liken it to a hole in one, a 147 or a 9 darter. So obviously, there is a chance I won’t be able to complete the challenge in time, but unfortunately any donations cannot be returned if this happens. I will guarantee some spectacular gopro footage of failed attempts.
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