On 11th of March 2015, 300 plus guests descended on The Bucket List, Bondi and enjoyed an outstanding night of excellent food and fine wines, with the venue proving to be the perfect backdrop for the first ticketed Sydney Surfing Chefs event.
Guests included surfing and sporting elite, Martin Potter, Tom Carroll and Torah Bright, Andrew Judge and Dr Dave Jenkins founder of SurfAid along with their corporate supporters, top media, as well as a good sprinkling of Bondi local legends Rod Kerr, Eugene Tan, Bruce Hopkins, Harrison Reid, Dean Gladstone and Trent Maxwell….and of course a stellar team of chefs. ...read more
Sixteen corporate teams have raised $140,000 in the OzForex SurfAid Cup, and The Paddlers have won the surfing contest in good 3-4 foot surf at South Curl Curl, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
By raising $24,000, Aquabumps won the fundraising trophy and they picked number one seed Owen Wright as their pro to join their tag-team.
Aquabumps team captain, Eugene Tan, said he and his fellow team members Paul Borrud, Tyson Millar and Matt Griggs were stoked to be a part of the OzForex SurfAid Cup.
“It's our big fundraiser for the year so we put a lot into it and we are proud to have raised $24,000 for such a worthy cause,” Tan said. “We want to help the people of the Mentawai Islands, where we all travel each year.”
The Heavyweights - corporate surfers from Citi and Westpac - came second in the fundraising, with $14,000, while Perpetual were third with $12,500. ...read more
Former ASP world surfing champion Tom Carroll has excelled in his first venture as a guest chef at the Surfing Chefs for SurfAid cocktail party in Perth’s Cottesloe Beach Hotel.
The fundraiser, in the Beach Club, was a special evening of gourmet food and outlandishly fine liquor prepared by Russell Blaikie (Must Winebar Perth) and his team of award-winning celebrity chefs, who share a common passion for surfing. Attended by 220 people, the evening raised more than $55,000 for SurfAid’s mother and child health programs in Indonesia. ...read more
Brilliant ASP World Championship Tour surfer Owen Wright is returning from the European leg of the tour to compete in the OzForex SurfAid Cup at Queenscliff Beach, Sydney, on Friday 31 October.
Wright, 24, from Culburra on the NSW South Coast, is currently ranked 12th on the WCT and training hard for a world title campaign. After debuting at seventh in his first year on tour in 2010, he finished third the following year. ...read more
Team Firewire has convincingly won the SurfAid Cup Malibu in four foot surf at the iconic pointbreak, with 12 teams raising more than $127,000 for SurfAid.
Firewire (Mark Price, Taylor Jensen, Johnny Noris, Noah Erikson and their pro surfer Mike McCabe) scored 110.77 to defeat Malaria Free Mentawai (84.30), Dave’s Team Too (81.07), SurfAiders (68.20), Malcolm Hates Malaria (54.67) and Kids Deserve Better (27.80) in the final. McCabe scored a perfect 10 on one ride.
Firewire team captain, Mark Price, said the chance to surf Malibu on a really good day with only six surfers in the water was truly memorable. ...read more
Former two-time ASP world surfing champion Tom Carroll is excited to be joining some of Australia’s top chefs for the Surfing Chefs for SurfAid cocktail party at The Cottesloe Beach Hotel in Perth on Wednesday 22 October.
The fundraiser, held in The Beach Club, will be a special evening of gourmet food and outlandishly fine liquor prepared by Russell Blaikie (Must Winebar Perth) and his team of award-winning celebrity chefs, who share a common passion for surfing. ...read more
Former world championship tour surfer and ASP commentator Rosy Hodge is one of 12 pro/legends lining up to compete in the SurfAid Cup Malibu this Saturday September 6.
Twelve fundraising teams have entered the SurfAid Cup and they have raised nearly $40,000 so far with a target of $60,000. Teams of four surfers aim to raise at least $5,000 for SurfAid and, in order of their fundraising total, each team picks a pro/legend surfer to join them. Hodge said she was excited to be invited to compete in the SurfAid Cup Malibu. ...read more
Join us at Cottesloe Beach Hotel for a special evening of gourmet food and wine prepared by Russell Blaikie and his team of award-winning celebrity chefs who share a common passion for surfing. Our Surfing Chefs, who donate their work, will serve up an exquisite multi-course canape menu sourced from local produce.
Starring Russell Blaikie (MUST WINEBAR Perth), Ben O’Donoghue (BILLYKART KITCHEN Brisbane), Aaron Carr (VASSE FELIX Margaret River), Dany Angove (LEEUWIN ESTATE Margaret River), Jake Drachenberg (HAY SHED HILL Margaret River), Herb Faust (HERB FAUST FOOD Perth), Tony Howell (ARAVINA ESTATE Margaret River), Paul Iskov (Yoda - FERVOR FOOD Perth), and Eamon Sullivan and Scott Bridger (Bib & Tucker). ...read more
Four-time ASP women’s world champion Lisa Andersen is raring to go in the third annual SurfAid Cup Malibu on Saturday September 6. Andersen was part of the Malibu Mavericks team when they won the inaugural SurfAid Cup in 2012.
“I am so looking forward to competing in this year’s SurfAid Cup,” Andersen said. “This event is special to me because it raises funds to help communities in the Mentawai Islands, where I just visited a couple of weeks ago to surf some of the best waves in the world. The format of this event is so much fun and that's what surfing is all about.” ...read more
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