British Vicar Hikes the Camino Route with a Surf Board On His Back to Raise Awareness for “Surf Church” Movement

Richard Ellerington with his surfboard

An English church leader, known as the ‘Ginger Vicar’ has embarked on a 500-mile trek along the Camino route with a surfboard attached to his back, to raise awareness of the growing global Surf Church movement.

Richard Ellerington (the ‘Ginger Vicar’) is the first pilgrim ever to walk the Camino with a surfboard strapped to his back…for all 500 miles.

Ellerington, originally from Bristol, Somerset will be hiking the famous pilgrimage over a 35 day period and will be the first to do so with a surfboard in tow.

Having previously been a vicar in Weston-Super-Mare, 7 years ago Richard Ellerington and his wife Regi moved to France to set up Surf Church near Biarritz. The church was a haven for surfers and even received support from major surf brands.

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SOURCE: Assist News