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Two of SurfAid's many young recipients in Indonesia. Photo SurfAid
Two of SurfAid’s many young recipients in Indonesia. Photo SurfAid

On Friday October 20, school students will put down their pens, celebrity chefs will swap their chopping boards for surfboards and they join forces with pro surfers for charity in the inaugural SurfAid Cup Gold Coast.

SurfAid CEO Andrew Judge said ‘that’s what the SurfAid Cup is all about – surfers from all walks of life are a community, and many want to give back. SurfAid channels this generosity to reach some of the world’s most remote, vulnerable people, connected to us through surfing.’

SurfAid supporter Taj Burrow will be in the pro competition at Surfaid Gold Coast in October. Photo ASP
SurfAid supporter Taj Burrow will be as a pro at Surfaid Gold Coast in October. Photo ASP

Surfing legend Taj Burrow is a great SurfAid supporter and has confirmed he’s going to surf as a pro in the event.

‘I’m stoked to be surfing in the SurfAid Cup Gold Coast,’ he said

‘SurfAid do great work in Indo and I just reckon it makes sense to give back.

‘I jumped in the kitchen at Surfing Chefs for SurfAid last year and we raised $73k, which was amazing.

‘Luckily my surfing’s a bit better than my cooking, so if you want a chance to surf with me for a day, put in a team, do some fundraising, and let’s get some waves for a good cause,’ said Taj.

$2.5 million in aid

SurfAid is an award-winning charity working with remote Indonesian communities to help bring access to clean water and sanitation, basic healthcare, and improved nutrition. They’re achieving great results, but there’s much more to be done.

The SurfAid Cup is their flagship fundraising event, having raised over $2.5million across seven locations internationally, since 2011, thanks to SurfAid’s amazing supporters who surf and save lives.

Andrew Judge says ‘SurfAid’s excited to have Taj competing in the SurfAid Cup, with such great support from Surfing Queensland, Coastalwatch, Surfing World, Firewire and Balter, bringing together the first ever SurfAid Cup Gold Coast.’

All proceeds from the event go directly to SurfAid, and make a huge difference to their work in Indonesia.

Participants will also go in a draw to win a brand new Firewire surfboard, Balter beer and gear, and more!

Limited spots are still available, so if you’d like the chance to fundraise your way to surf with Taj for a day, contact [email protected] or call 0414966134.


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