Did you see a group of Santas paddle boarding in Norwich?

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Santa Claus has come to town - and he's brought some friends and chosen an unorthodox mode of transport.

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Members of the Broadland SUP Hub gave passers-by a festive treat on Sunday, venturing out onto the river Wensum in full Christmas costume - with Santas, elves and even a reindeer taking to the waters.

It was a recreation of a trip organiser Graham Ives made solo last year, where he raised festive cheer by paddling up and down the river dressed as Father Christmas himself.

Mr Ives, 70, said: "I had such a great reaction last year - people were singing carols to me from the riverbank and waving and cheering, so I thought I'd do it again this year, just for a bit of fun.

"This year was particularly nice though, because I had plenty of friends joining me."

Graham Ives from the Broadland SUP hub organised the charity paddlebaord. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Graham Ives from the Broadland SUP hub organised the charity paddlebaord. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant


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As well as raising festive cheer, the group also had a collectionin support of local charity Break.

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Rob Out and Bryan Goodyear are the naughty elves paddleboarding the river wensum for break charity.

Rob Out and Bryan Goodyear are the naughty elves paddleboarding the river wensum for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella

The Broadland SUP hub paddleboarded the river Wensum to raise money for break charity. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

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