Winter Classic in support of Torquay Marine Rescue
The SURF COAST LONGBOARDERS Club Winter Classic and Auction Night 2022 will bring together the local surfing community while raising funds for a local volunteer organization.
The club will host the winter surfing event at Torquay Point on July 30 and 31, followed by a charity auction night, with all proceeds going to Torquay Marine Rescue, helping them continue to be a service professional rescue for our region.
Surf Coast Longboarders Club President Penny Andrews said she was delighted to bring the Victorian surfing fraternity together again for the prestigious longboarding event and charity fundraiser.
“We are delighted to have the event back in 2022 and hope we can make a big difference in supporting Torquay Marine Rescue by funding their rescue efforts in our area.
“For people to come out and risk their lives for others in the community like Torquay Marine Rescue does, it takes a lot of courage, and we are delighted to have them as beneficiaries of the event.”
Torquay Marine Rescue Captain Adam Stevens was delighted that the maritime service was supported by the annual surfing event.
“We are so honored to be the recipients of this year’s classic winter surfing event,” said Stevens.
“The funds generated will certainly go a long way toward helping us purchase equipment that will allow us to continue to keep our community safe in the ocean.”
In past years, the event has raised over $8,000 for families and other community groups in the area.
The Trevor Barker Foundation, Torquay CFA, Torquay SES, Torquay Food Aid and families dealing with illness or tragedy have been past beneficiaries of the fundraising event for the past ten years.
“Each year we choose different organizations or families in our community who need a helping hand to improve their situation,” Andrews said.
“Our club feels a deep connection to our community and wants to help where we can to have a positive impact on others.”
The committee is in the process of seeking sponsors for the event and is extending this offer to all organizations in the community who wish to support the cause.
The Winter Classic event will take place at Torquay Point on Saturday July 30, followed by the charity auction that evening at 4pm at the Torquay Surf Lifesaving Club.
Finals day on July 31 will then take place at the spiritual home of the Surf Coast Longboarders Club at Point Impossible.
“To continue to run the event after fifteen years is a huge credit to the local surfing community and we can’t expect another crack event and fundraiser in just over a week,” Andrews said.
To see more information about the event or to support the event, you can contact the Surf Coast Longboarders Instagram page www.instagram.com/surfcoastlongboarders3228/?hl=en