The padding community has lost one of their own. Bob Purdy was a legend when it came to cleaning up the planet through paddling. He took the initiative to make a movie and start a movement called Paddle for the Planet. He was notorious for his passion and love for paddling and the environment. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will live on.
Bob Purdy – Legendary Paddle Activist Passes Away at 64
Bob Purdy is a legend. He paddled because he could. He paddled because he loved it. And, he used the voice of stand up paddling to send a message about how we are living on this planet.
Purdy’s legacy includes both a film, “The Paddler” (see video trailer below) and a celebration, World Paddle for the Planet. Before he ailed and left us, he once paddled for 2,100 consecutive days in Tofino, BC as his own personal Paddle for the Planet challenge. He was a living example of how we can exemplify our love & passion for #StandupfortheEnvironment. Bob Purdy’s legacy lives on. It is up to us to carry the message.
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