With entries from Australia's best longboard surfers including current World Champion, Harley Ingleby (NSW), 2008
The annual Whalebone Classic, which will be held at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach this weekend, has chosen humanitarian organisation SurfAid International as their charity partner for 2010.
With an event that has attracted the strongest field of surfers ever in its 13th year of competition, it is hoped that the
message of SurfAid will reach an extensive and committed audience.
Event organiser Peter Dunn is thrilled with the caliber of surfers coming to this year’s Whalebone. “We only get to see many of these surfers on video or in the magazines, so to have them all here together competing at Cottesloe is unreal,” Dunn said.
Whalebone Champion Dane Pioli (NSW), dual Whalebone Champion Jackson Close (Qld), Jared Neal (NSW) and
Matt Aldridge (Qld) this will bea very hard fought contest.
Current Australian Longboard Champion and 2006 Whalebone Champion, Josh Constable is excited about the
prospect of big surf for the contest. “I'm excited and a little bit nervous about the conditions forecast this weekend.
I had a look on the internet this morning and it said we could expect big windy conditions.”
SurfAid’s founder Dr Dave Jenkins will be at Whalebone on both days and he will do a presentation at the Saturday
night Whalebone Ball, which will include an auction to benefit SurfAid.
Cottesloe Hotel has also extended their Whalebone efforts to support SurfAid, with information and donation
opportunities at various points within the hotel.
Dr Dave Jenkins said that SurfAid is grateful for the support from Peter Dunn, the Whalebone Festival and the
“This as a great opportunity for SurfAid to spread our message and help to raise some funds in our 10th anniversary
year,” Dr Jenkins said.
“When it comes to helping more kids not only survive but thrive and reach their potential we are unashamedly
ambitious and we are now ready to take our work to more villages and new areas where there is great need.” Dr Dave added that he was also looking forward to sharing some waves.
The event will be surfed at Iso’s Reef at Cottesloe Beach this weekend, 10 and 11 July, with additional activities
taking place at the Cottesloe Hotel.
For further details please visit www.whaleboneclassic.com.au or phone Sean McKeown on 0414569208
or visit Peter Dunn at Fun's Back Surf in Cottesloe.