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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Surfrider To Host Beach-Benefit Bash - All Welcome for a Night of Music, Films, Comedy, Prizes & Surfing


nspired by the pithy “we all use the same ocean” axiom, Surfrider Foundation’s Northern Beaches has concocted a fundraising event that includes music, films, comedy and awesome raffle gear that anyone who hits the beach won’t want to miss. The festivities kick off at the modern, seaside Manly Wharf Hotel, October 29, from 6pm.

Surf expressionist Ozzie Wright’s Goons of Doom will headline the event, movies by legendary filmmaker Tim Bonython will be on show, and noted personalities and surfing icons will be mingling about. Surfrider has even cooked up a surprise famous local comedian to emcee the evening.

Silent Auction items (bring your wallets!) include:
• Surf trip to the Maldives (courtesy Line Up Dee Why, valued at $4,500)
• Surf trip to Tasmania (courtesy Southern Ocean Adventures, valued at $2,000)
• Balsa Custom Surfboard Kit (courtesy Riley, valued at $700)

“Most of us live on the Northern Beaches because we love the beach and all it has to offer, so it’s good to see local people giving back, wanting to preserve our greatest local natural assets—our beaches,” said Manly MP Mike Baird.

The cost of entry is only $25, which, on top of several nights’ worth of entertainment packed into one, also includes a complimentary beverage, canapés, and a squeaky clean conscience. Surfrider Memberships, usually $45, will be on offer for $10.

All proceeds will benefit Surfrider Foundation Australia, the non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Australia’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through CARE: Conservation, Activism, Research and Education.

Awesome sponsors and donators of raffle prizes and assistance are: Aloha Manly, Coastalwatch, Dripping Wet Manly, EcoDepot, FCS, Line Up Dee Why, Mambo, RealSurf, Riley Classic Balsa Surfboards, Rip Curl, Skater HQ Manly, Southern Ocean Adventures, Sprout Daily, Surf Stitch, Sydney North Surf School, The Green Groper Narrabeen, Travmedia, Whitewater Restaurant Manly, Wicks Surf Collaroy, Wind Surf and Snow Long Reef, Your Food Coach.

IN BRIEF:
• Manly Wharf Hotel (take the Manly ferry from Circular Quay)
• Thursday October 29, 2009 from 6pm
• $25 (all proceeds go to the Surfrider Foundation Australia)
• BUY TICKETS: www.surfrider.org.au
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