The Board Meeting, annual surfing fundraiser. Team Cathodic or politically correct court jesters is Ross Gorfine.
The Board Meeting, annual surfing fundraiser. Team Cathodic or politically correct court jesters is Ross Gorfine. Patrick Woods

Colourful surfers unite for charity

OVERCAST weather didn't dampen the spirits of surfers taking part in the annual Board Meeting charity event at Kawana.

Founding committee member, Mark Skinner, said about 250 people turned out for the fun morning.

"We've got more teams here than last year which has been a real bonus,” he said.

Surfing greats such as Buderim local Dimity Stoyle also turned out to support the event.

"They've supplied donated goods for the auction as well,” Mr Skinner said.

This year's event aims to raise more than $30,000 for Sunshine Coast families with special needs children - $5000 more than last year.

If that can be achieved, it would make the event the biggest since it kicked off in 2005.

An auction to help raise the money offered prized items such as signed Julian Wilson poster as well as a completely sustainable, hand-made surfboard recently used to win the international "Vissla + Surfrider Creators and Innovators Up-cycle Contest”.

The man behind the award-winning board, Coolum local Adam Baldwin, said he had always had an interest in sustainability and giving back to the community.

"I really love that I was able to donate this board back to such a noble cause,” he said.

"Every cent that gets bid on it helps another family that has fallen through the cracks.”

To watch a clip on the process that he went through to make the board, visit: https://vimeo.com/185424463.


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