Friends Derren Guile and David Schneider were out kayaking last Sunday off the coast of Sussex. They were dressed as Batman and Robin because they were participating in the Superhero Paddle at Shoreham Beach. The cosplay event turned into an opportunity for real heroism when the two saw a kite surfer struggling in the distance.
David, aka Robin, said: “We were out in the water having a bit of fun and I noticed this kite surfer had got into a bit of trouble.
“His kite was in the water and he was being dragged across the beach.
“I probably watched him for about ten minutes and thought ‘he’s not getting that back up’, so I paddled over, obviously dressed as Robin and called my comrade to help me.
“He was gobsmacked when we turned up. He just looked round and said ‘oh no’.
“I said ‘it’s not every day Batman and Robin come to save you is it?’.”
The kayakers helped the surfer to shore, and then went back out to retrieve his surfboard. The surfer didn’t stick around long, as “he was a bit embarrassed.” The news site compared the caper to a famous scene from a BBC TV special in which two guys inadvertently fight crime as they travel to a fancy dress ball. You can see that video at the Bognor Regis Observer. -via Arbroath