First ever non-stop SUP trip around Anglesey

Paddling pioneer, Tony Bain has become the first person to make a non-stop circumnavigation of Anglesey on a stand-up paddle board.

Tony Bain spent 18 and a half hours paddling about 75 miles around the island, with only two and a half granola bars to keep him going.

The 51-year-old set off from Menai Bridge at 5.15pm on Sunday and arrived back at the same spot at 11.30am on Monday.

Mr Bain, who lives in Bala but is originally from the South Island of New Zealand, said he’d wanted to try the feat for a long time, but had been waiting for the perfect conditions of calm sea and no wind.

He was accompanied by a kayaker for part of his trip between Trearddur Bay and Bull Bay.

Tony said: “I didn’t touch land for the entire time. The conditions were pretty perfect until we got to around South Stack. The waves reached around three feet so it got a little bit more interesting, especially because it was dark, but I just carried on. What’s good about a paddle board is that, if you fall in, you can just get straight back on.”