Ben Hooper has received a lot of support in his attempt to swim between Africa and Brazil and when he got in touch with us after seeing a post that Andy had put onto Facebook with a swimming mask, Langley Wellington were only too pleased to contribute to what is definately a mammoth challenge!
'Swim The Big Blue' will chart a course from Dakar, Senegal to Natal, Northern Brazil across the open Mid-South Atlantic Ocean. Using freestyle swimming (front crawl) Ben will swim up to a total of 12 hours per day. His epic swim will take him over 30-foot surges, passing through shark inhabited regions, and without doubt, he will encounter jelly fish, flying fish and a harsh Equatorial sun. Then, there will be “The Doldrums” and her stillness, humidity, lack of movement…yet at any time the dead calm could explode into raging storms, heavy squalls and lightning to sting the sea.
For more details please visit Ben's website http://www.swimthebigblue.com
Langley Wellington donated a mask and a £250 for the charities that Ben has chosen to represent.
Pic: Andy Moston and Ben Hooper