Swellnet for Lifeline Classic and Board Swap is back on
After being postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Lifeline Classic and Swellnet Board Swap fundraiser events are both back on this month.
It's been a tough year with the pandemic following on from the fires and floods of summer, and Lifeline has been at the frontline with a big increase in call outs for help.
Over the past six months, Lifeline Northern Beaches has continued to experience overwhelming demand for their local services - such as financial counselling and clinical counselling. They've seen a huge increase in the number of counselling clients that are seeking support, with a 250% spike since January.
By raising funds for Lifeline Northern Beaches, you'll enable them to provide these services for low cost (or free) to people who need the help.
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, and 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 ones) or you're looking for a trade in, then show up, put a price down for your board and see if it sells. All boards sold for $200 or less, give $20 to Lifeline, while boards sold for more give 10% of the sale price to Lifeline.
The board swap will be run at Freshwater Reserve, on the grass hill between Pilu Restaurant and Shaka, kicking off at 9am and wrapping up at midday.
The best access point for dropping off boards is Undercliff Rd and cash is perferred, though we'll have EFTPOS facilities.
We hope to see you on the day but if you can't make it, please help and support the Swellnet team by donating here.
Also, come down for the main surfing event the following weekend (28th November) at Queenscliff.