TRAMORE-born David White was among five members of An Garda Síochána who broke a world record by wakeboarding from Rosslare to Fishguard last week.
The men, who undertook the challenge in order to raise money for Special Olympics Munster, completed the 62 mile trip in five and a half hours.
David, who now resides in Cork, has been an avid wakeboard enthusiast for many years and encouraged his colleagues – Gardaí Liam Phillips, Brian Callanan, Anthony Daly and Sergeant Hugh Twomey – to also take up the activity.
Wakeboarding involves balancing on a small surfboard while being towed by a boat which travels at high speed.
The wakeboarding role was rotated individually with each of the men spending ten minutes in the water before handing over the reigns to the next member.
Speaking before the event, David had said he hoped to raise anything between €20,000 and €30,000.
Sponsorship cards had been distributed to every Garda station in Ireland and donations were also accepted on the Special Olympics website.
The participants have all been stationed at Mallow Garda Station at different times.
The team planned to make the 62-mile crossing from Rosslare to Fishguard on Wednesday, but as weather conditions deteriorated, they decided to take to the water 24 hours earlier on Tuesday.
When the team reached Fishguard, members of the Welsh Police organised a barbecue in their honour.
Speaking on completion of the event Garda David White stated: “We are just delighted to be here and to have done it. We’re stiff and sore but it was so worth it!”