Surfing in ‘real’ wet suits on the Gold Coast

SEVEN-time world surfing champion Layne Beachley, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific CEO and Managing Director, Barry Robinson and Primitive Surf founder Craig Rees hit the waves in ‘real’ wet suits at the Gold Coast Spit yesterday.

The trio surfed in jackets, shirts, trousers and ties to promote the 2014 Brisbane Airport & Wyndham Resorts Corporate Surf Challenge charity event.

World surfing champions Layne Beachley, Mark Occhilupo and surfing legend Gary Elkerton will join members of the Gold Coast and Brisbane business fraternity to carve up the waves for charity at Duranbah Beach on Friday 3 October 2014.


Participants and sponsors will enjoy the ultimate surfing experience as well as a buffet breakfast, lunch with beer, wine and soft drink, private marquees and special welcome gifts.

In 2013, the challenge attracted 16 corporate teams and more than $20,000 was raised for the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service of Queensland (RFDS).

This year, the challenge will support the FSHD Global Research Foundation, an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD).

Mark “Occy” Occhilupo and Gary Elkerton will be auctioned off on the morning of the event to join two lucky teams for the day and the winning team of four will each win a custom surfboard by Primitive Surf.

There will also be the opportunity to win four return trips to Hawaii with Hawaiian Airlines.

For further details on sponsorship packages or to register your four-person team, contact Trevor Elborne at