The success of the Swellnet Lifeline Classic Boardswap Fundraiser
The Swellnet Lifeline Classic board swap/sell event was held over the weekend and it was a raging success.
With the help of Freshwater's Salt Bush Cafe and Scotch and Smoke BBQ - who cooked up delicious brisket burgers - the end result was a massive $2,278 raised for Lifeline Northern Beaches. And a great community event to boot.
I wasn't sure how many people would turn up on Sunday, but with sunny weather and only small waves, a wide variety of surfboards were being put out to display at half eight, well before the official start time.
Things were a little frantic early with a steady influx of boards, but the whole day ran smoothly with just under one hundred boards up for sale and just under a third changing hands.
The event saw everything from cheap thrusters to collectors items with a vintage Michael Peterson and Peter Townend on display.
The raffle board donated by Dave Wood went to a guy named Tony. And the end result is we've now raised over $3,000 for this weekend's Surftag event.
Thanks for everyone's participation and help on the day. Seeing how successful the event was, we'll certainly be looking at doing it bigger and better in the future.
Scotch and Smoke BBQ raised half of the funds on the day, and they'd like to let everyone know they also do catering, so keep them in mind for your next event.
We're still accepting donations, so click here to get behind a great cause.