Swellnet for Lifeline Classic and Board Swap 2021
Two months into lockdown and regardless of how much - or how little - time people have had in the ocean, the toll from not seeing loved ones, or just catching up with mates and shit talking over a beer is slowly building.
Victoria has borne the brunt of the lockdowns over the past year and while there's light at the end of the tunnel, the impact on everyone’s mental health has reached a critical point. Lifeline just broke its daily record for its highest number of calls a few weeks ago, coming in at 3,505. That's not a record to be proud of.
This is 40% higher than two years ago and 29% since the latest lockdowns were announced in Sydney.
While government funding helps keep the business afloat, fundraisers and donations are vital for Lifeline to continue. These have also been impacted due to the current restrictions, but this coming November (Saturday the 20th) we'll hopefully see the Lifeline Classic kick off across the Northern Beaches and a big part of this is the Swellnet Board Swap event.
This year we're teaming up with Freshy Boardriders, Freshy Longboarders, and our long term partners The Pocket Cafe Freshwater (formally Salt Bush) to bring another great board swap event.
With the addition of Freshy Longboarders there should be a bigger selection of mid-lengths and longboards for sale.
Besides the large variety of surf craft and sneaky bargains, it's one of the best community events on the calendar for surfers on the beaches, all the while raising money for a great cause.
The dates for the board swap are still a little fluid depending on local restrictions but we're aiming for the weekend before the main surf event, that being Saturday, the 13th of November. So note it down in your diary that we may see the event run on second Saturday of the month. We'll keep you updated.
In the meantime feel free to donate and get behind the Swellnet team and a great cause. The more we raise before the event the better chance we have at winning it, with teams penalised points for not reaching the $3,000 target.
Many thanks in advance, Craig.