Keen surfers have been invited to paddle out for a community fundraising event at the southern end of Mollymook beach the day after the winter solstice.
Local surfer and volunteer with the local crew of Christian Surfers, Steve Campbell is organising a day for surfers of all abilities to raise money for several organisations on Saturday, June 23.
Mr Campbell said he was enthusiastic about having a day for all types of surfers, and beginners, to gather together with a view of enjoying the beach and the waves, and at the same time raising a little money for local groups.
The day will feature five different events and every surfer will be placed in a team. Events include an expression session, a tandem paddle, the longest wave for surfing beginners, a fancy-dress tag team and a party wave.
“Each team will be scoring points for their charity,” Mr Campbell said.
“More event points means more money to their charity.”
The three beneficiaries include Jindelara Respite Cottage, Budawang School and Mercy Huts on Rote Island that are involved in local community projects.
The day will take place towards South Mollymook at the end of the surf club car park.
Mr Campbell encouraged people to join in the fun by either participating, watching their friends, enjoying a “brewed chai” to have around the fire-drum or having a bite to eat from the barbecue.
“Buy a ticket in the raffle, but above all, come down and have some fun,” he said.
Costs are $5 rego per event or a family can pay $30 for all events.
“Male and female, young and old, all types of wave craft are eligible in each event,” Mr Campbell said.
The day will start with the expression session. Registration is at 7.30am and the events begin at 8am. Each event in the above order will be run approximately on the hour.