The 7th Annual Eager Beaver Charity Surf Contest
THE Gold Coast surfing group Palm Beach Boardriders is inviting the local surfing community to hit the waves for its seventh annual charity surfing contest held on Sunday 9th February.
The Eager Beaver Charity Surf Contest, co-hosted by the national charity LIVIN, aims to raise awareness of mental health illnesses in the surfing community.
The Eager Beaver Charity Surf Contest was founded in memory of long-time Palm Beach Boardriders member Nathan ‘Beaver’ Jager who suffered silently with bipolar disorder and took his own life in 2013.
Eager Beaver organiser Dan Binskin said the surfing contest aims to create conversations regarding the serious topic in a light-hearted way, breaking the stigma that has long been attached to mental health illnesses.
The surf contest has caught the eyes of major sporting stars including Jonathan Thurston and Mick Fanning who are keen supporters of the cause.
The one-day ambrose-style scoring competition is open to riders of all ages and abilities to get as many people involved as possible.
The contest will take place at 25th Avenue Palm Beach, beginning at 7am and concluding with an afternoon of live music from local musicians.
Last year there were 48 registered teams competing with a mix of fathers, brothers, sons, professional surfers and friends all getting around the cause.
Registration costs $70 per team and includes two contest packs, caps and entry to the club.
To participate in this year’s event register at www.eagerbeaver.surf/enter.
For sponsorship enquiries or more information, please call Dan Binskin on 0419 756 713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.