The internet is awash with people from all walks of life taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge all in the name of charity and helping raise money for many good causes. Although the idea of dumping freezing water on ones head started off raising money to help battle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, the range of charities now receiving donations has rocketed and people are increasingly looking at novel ways to complete the challenge. We have found three videos of the Ice Bucket Challenge being tackled on a SUP, a Bodyboard and a Wake Surf Board.
The first clip comes from the warm shores of Hawaii and sees a young lady named Vanh, paddling out for a tandem SUP out at Maui and whilst riding up front on the Paddleboard empties a cool bag of ice over herself! The footage has been shared by Justin Boer and was apparently captured on the first set and with a broken paddle – good work all round!
Secondly we see the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathon Toews, take on his challenge whilst on a Wakeboard behind a speedboat. Once up to speed, Jonathon throws the tow rope to one side, maintains his speed and is passed the Ice Bucket by a compadre before proceeding to turn the icy contents onto his head! Shortly after his freezing shock, Jonathan’s pals throw 2 more bucket loads at him and he amusingly wipes out!
Finally we have included a clip of our own Editor In Chief, Mat Chapman who yesterday undertook his ALS challenge on a Bodyboard in his own back garden inside a tarpaulin wave. Mat told me earlier today that the bucket of water had been sat out on the coldest August day for years and even though he knew what was coming, the shock of the water took his breath away!
So, three novel and unique ways of taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it’s good to see people thinking outside the box. Have you seen any unusual ways of doing the Ice Bucket Challenge and can you think of any other wave riding ways you would like to see the challenge completed? To find out more about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge or to make a donation, take a look at the ALS website here.