05 May 2015

Herbert Smith Freehills Make History at the SurfAid Cup Margaret River



Team Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) took home the ‘Double Cup’ at the the fourth SurfAid Cup Margaret River on Sunday 19th April, a feat never achieved in the four years of the SurfAid Cup held globally. ...read more

20 Mar 2015

Sydney Surfing Chefs Raises $44,000 for SurfAid



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

24 Feb 2015

City of Newcastle Team wins SurfAid Cup


For a second year in a row, the Newcastle City Council Boardriders have won the SurfAid Cup. Held at Merewether Beach, Newcastle, with 14 corporate teams raising $40,000 for humanitarian organisation SurfAid.

KCE won the SurfAid Cup fundraising trophy. The team of Chris Cashman, Troy Gould, Joe Myson and Paul Van der Velde raised $6,489. The Hunter Business Boardriders have now raised more than $200,000 for SurfAid since they started fundraising with the Surfest corporate breakfast in 2010.

All funds raised contribute to SurfAid’s mother and child programs in remote areas of Indonesia in Nias, Mentawai islands, Sumbawa and Sumba. “The funds raised by the SurfAid Cup in Newcastle, the ongoing support of Surfest, the Hunter Business Boardriders Club and the community of Newcastle saves lives in Indonesia. SurfAid works in places where hardly anyone but surfers go – but where there are high rates of infant and maternal mortality. Days like today show that surfers can make a real difference and give back to the places they love” says Andrew Judge, SurfAid’s CEO. ...read more

05 Nov 2014

Corporates raise $140,000 in OzForex SurfAid Cup



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

29 Oct 2014

Surfing Chefs for SurfAid in Perth raises $55,000+



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

23 Oct 2014

Owen Wright aims up for OzForex SurfAid Cup



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

10 Sep 2014

SurfAid Cup Malibu raises more than $127,000



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

08 Sep 2014

Tom Carroll joins Surfing Chefs in Perth



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

01 Sep 2014

Rosy Hodge steps up for SurfAid Cup Malibu



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

27 Aug 2014

Surfing Chefs for SurfAid Perth



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