Support grows for charity surf event

Prized auction item: Evan Squirrell from North Coast Surfboards with the Takayama Model T longboard.

Prized auction item: Evan Squirrell from North Coast Surfboards with the Takayama Model T longboard.

Support for the inaugural The Board Meeting charity surfing event at Byron Bay next month continues to grow.Already more than 20 teams backed by local businesses have entered the event with some of those businesses donating items for the surf memorabilia auction to be held at the after-party and presentation at the Byron Bay English Language School.

One of the prized items to go under the hammer will be a $2,000 Takayama Model T longboard donated by Tony Squirrell and his son Evan from North Coast Surfboards.

Event coordinator Peter Dewar described the donation as ‘fantastic’ as it would help raise more money for children with special needs in the northern rivers.He also praised the support of other businesses that had donated auction items.

To be held on Saturday March 21 at Byron Bay, the charity surfing event will feature teams of four surfers and is open to surfers – men, women, boys and girls – of all standards and all ages. While the major aim is to raise funds for kids in need, organisers say the emphasis will be on having fun and donning fancy dress will be encouraged, as will bribing the judges.

Teams that have entered so far include Danny Wills’ Quiksilver Byron Bay store, Southern Cross Credit Union, Byron Bay Services Club, McTavish Surfboards, Lennox Gelato and Coffee Co, Biala Special School, Stone & Wood, PMD, The Balcony, Mongers and North Coast Surfboards.

The entry fee for the event is $500 a team, with nominations closing on Thursday, March 19. Go to The Board Meeting Northern Rivers Facebook page for entry forms.

Further enquiries can be made to event coordinator Peter Dewar on 0487 922 499, or email [email protected]

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