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.
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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