Swellnet for Lifeline Classic and Board Swap 2020

Craig Brokensha
Swellnet Dispatch

The Lifeline Classic is back again for the fourth year running as well as the Swellnet Board Swap fundraising event.

It's been a tough spring and summer with the devastating fires and now floods, with everyone digging deep in support of not only the people and towns affected but also for the wildlife.

In the aftermath, the trauma of what unfolded is starting to hit home for people and Lifeline is playing a big part in being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer support for those in crisis. They've also put on an extra 58 shifts to cope with the increased demand.

While the charity sector is stretched, any little bit will help and we hope to raise $5,000 by the time the event kicks off on the 29th of March. Click here to donate.

After running the board swap at Queenscliff last year, the lack of available parking (due to pumping surf) for people to drop off boards and also browse caused a few issues. We still made over $1,900 but with a move back to Freshwater this year, we're looking at making it even bigger and better again.

Last year there were over 85 boards on show and sale, but we'll be looking to top that this year.

So what is the board swap? If you've got any boards you don't surf any more (not trashed) or looking for a trade in, show up, put a price down for your board and see if it sells. All boards selling for $200 or less, $20 will go to Lifeline, while boards priced above that will see 10% go to Lifeline.

Saltbush Cafe will also run a BBQ so come down and enjoy a great community day out.

More details on the exact location of the board swap event in Freshwater will be relased in the coming weeks. For now here's the event page.

In the meantime please help and support the Swellnet team by donating here.


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Optimist commented Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 at 6:19pm

Great stuff...A great idea and well done ! ..Lets see some more great ideas like this.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 2:35am

Really like what Optimist said...salute #1 swellnet!

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radiationrules commented Friday, 14 Feb 2020 at 11:47am

on yah Craig - an important support idea & service bought into focus - I hope it all goes really well for all the generous people that have donated their time to make it real.

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udo commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 at 3:53pm

Freshwater on the 22nd still ?

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Craig commented Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 at 3:52pm

Yep, will have an article with more deets tomorrow :)