Swellnet Board Swap Confirmed
The date is locked in and we're gearing up for a massive Board Swap event on Saturday, 13th of November (two weekends' time).
It 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.
Raising money for Lifeline Northern Beaches while also being a great community event to catch up with the local surfing fraternity, the day runs as follows.
- Rock up from 8:30am onwards and see me or one of my helpers to register your board with an ID, and you're asking price
- We'll sticker it up and place it on the grass, with $20 of each sale under $200 going to Lifeline, and 10% of the cost of the board for those over $200
- Either hang around and chew the fat with your mates or come back at midday to see if your board has sold, or take it back otherwise
We prefer cash, but EFTPOS facilities will be available, and some payments for boards may go through the following Monday/Tuesday (thanks for your patience in advance).
Freshy Longboarders are also supporting us, so there should be a good selection of mid-lengths and longboards for sale.
Our long-term partner Marty from The Pocket Freshwater (formerly Saltbush Cafe) will also be offering vouchers to use at his cafe from every board sale.
A final thanks to Freshy Boardriders for also supporting the event at their local beach.
In the past we've had everything from vintage, to high-performance boards as well as foamies, so come down and grab a bargain.
1st Prize valued at $2,370
This epic first prize includes a one-on-one experience with the legend who invented the 1980 three-fin, the "thruster". Hang out with Simon “Says” Anderson in his shaping bay before he creates your very own custom high-performance board!
A Full-Length Wetsuit and Hooded Towel from Dripping Wet Manly, one of the first surf shops in Manly and certainly one of the longest running, located right on the beachfront at North Steyne.
To add to your custom Simon Anderson board, is an FCS Athlete Series Pad-Black Tail Pad. Designed and tested in collaboration with Julian Wilson. It features a three-piece pad, double square groove, trapeze arch bar, high tail kick, sanded surfaces for enhanced grip, ultra-thin sensitivity and channels for extra resistance.
A Surfer’s Mobility Yoga Private Class with Fiona Hallam, Yoga Instructor and Health & Wellness Enthusiast.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Gift Pack with Stubby Holder, Bucket Hat, Eco Cup and Bum Bag.
2nd Prize valued at $1,977
Second prize includes the Ultimate Girls Day or Night Out, BARRE’ AND BAR Experience from Xtend Barre Mosman. Enjoy an exclusive 55-minute Xtend Barre Masterclass with 15 of your friends at the beautiful boutique studio located in the heart of Mosman. Post-sweat, stay on and sip chilled Australian sparkling wine and enjoy a delicious grazing table featuring an array of local cheeses, meats, nuts, and fresh bread from the incredible Fourth Village Providore in Mosman.
A Teeth Whitening Kit, one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your smile. This take-home high-quality whitening kit allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Freshwater Dental will assess your teeth and monitor your treatment to ensure a safe and effective outcome.
OWN YOUR TRUTH COURSE by Layne Beachley who shares over 40 years of lived and learned personal experiences to empower you to own your truth. A truly transformational toolkit designed to unlock your internal GPS and help you live a life you love! This is a toolkit to connect with your feelings, align with your truth and awaken your spirit. Seven rounds of lessons, 19 videos, 29 exercises and a complete toolkit designed, curated and narrated by Layne herself. You control the speed and timing of your transformation; take a few days, a week or as long as you like to complete the course, the power is in your hands.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Flaming Goes Gift Pack with Stubby Holder Eco Cup and Towel.
3rd Prize valued at $1,730
Global Surf Industries (GSI) which operates from its world headquarters in Manly, believes in making a very real contribution to the community in which they work, actively supporting a range of initiatives (like the Lifeline Classic!) which they feel best reflect their company mantra, "Life is better when you surf®". Go nuts at the GSI Factory Outlet with a $1,000 voucher.
Learn to meditate twice per day for 20 minutes and for this to become a foundation or pillar practice with the FOUNDATIONS OF MEDITATION COURSE. Meditation for Men run this course over six weeks, meeting for two hours, one evening per week with a group of 8 to 12 other like-minded men with the initial focus on the principles of meditation. This course also explores other areas like what it means to be a man in community and to support other men, deep diving into performance and accountability and what living with purpose looks like. The power of this course is that it is designed by men in a similar life situation who have learned for themselves the power of these practices and what it means to create connection, capacity and community.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Donut Gift Pack with Stubby Holder and Bucket Hat.
4th Prize valued at $1,630
Learn the skills to make a difference! The #letstalk 90-minute workshop is designed to engage, educate, empower and encourage people to kick start conversations about Health and Mental Health within your own circle of up to 30 family and friends. Hosted by Man Anchor (a grassroots mental health and well-being movement that provides mental health education workshops for businesses, schools, and community groups), this workshop is run in a relaxed and inclusive environment to help break down the perceived stigmas and barriers that have historically held people back from reaching out for help or reaching out to help someone in their life.
$100 Gift Voucher from Stockland Balgowlah, perfect for purchases of fashion, homewares, fresh food, eating out and more.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Gift Pack with Sushi Stubby Holder and Avocado Bucket Hat.
5th Prize valued at $1,545
Fifth prize includes the latest candy from Chilli Surfboards, ‘The Sugar’ twin fin, combining a retro look with a modern twist. The Sugar's straight outline loves to draw long, fast lines and isn't shy of the lip! A traditional beak nose with foam through the top end of the board for paddle power and a foiled-out tail in the bottom end for performance. It has a low rail to bite the waves surface and allow for sharper turns. A 3.5-inch-deep swallow/fish tail, with enough width for speed across flat sections. The fin position is a traditional twin fin set-up designed for large upright twin fins or keels. Beautiful to look at and incredibly fun to ride!
To add to your Sugar twin fin, is an FCS Athlete Series Pad-Black Tail Pad. Designed and tested in collaboration with Julian Wilson, it features a three-piece pad, double square groove, trapeze arch bar, high tail kick, sanded surfaces for enhanced grip, ultra-thin sensitivity and channels for extra resistance.
A full-length wetsuit from the core surf store of the Northern Beaches, Aloha Manly Style.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Gift Pack with Sharkas Bucket Hat and Eco Cup.
6th Prize valued at $1,430
Sixth prize is one for the foodies, kindly donated by the Helping Hand Group which includes a WINE LOVERS DELIGHT getaway at the Hunter Valley for 2 guests, with 1 night accommodation (continental breakfast included) in a fully renovated studio room at Hunter Valley Wine Country Retreat. This estate is set on 60,000sqm of natural beauty, with gorgeous views and a renovated, outdoor swimming pool and sauna. You will also get a unique "insiders’ experience" at Dirt Candy Wines Cellar Door, home of Daniel Payne, recognised as a ‘Young Gun of Wine Australia’ Finalist.
A $200 Dining Voucher from our friends at Pilu Freshwater. Giovanni’s philosophy lies at the heart of Pilu; “food, and the hospitality associated with sharing it, is integral to the Sardinian way of life.” Enjoy modern, contemporary Italian dishes inspired by the region of Sardinia, in Pilu's heritage listed beach house, on the edge of Freshwater Beach. Giovanni and the Pilu team take great care in sourcing the best of local, seasonal ingredients and when required, the highest quality products from Italy.
A generous Hamper from Community Bank Freshwater full of foodie heaven goodies, including a $100 voucher for Deep Sea Food in Freshwater and another $100 voucher for Freshwater House.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Gift Pack with Rubber Duck Eco Cup and Krispy Dremes Bum Bag.
7th Prize valued at $1,249
As the name suggests, this prize has it all and includes a 5’7” Eric Geiselman Flash surfboard from Softech Soft Boards. Teamed up with FCSII Tri Fins and FCS T-1 Traction Tail Pad, this combo will motivate you to surf on any given day. This is performance with a serious injection of fun!
Explore Sydney underwater with a DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE under the guidance of a PADI Pro Instructor from Dive Centre Manly. A scuba diving experience is a fantastic way to experience what Sydney has to offer underwater. During your adventure, you’ll head straight to the beach where you’ll master some basic concepts and skills before heading off on an ocean dive to experience the underwater world first-hand. The Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve offers calm, shallow conditions and abundant marine life; perfectly suited to first time divers.
The latest addition to the G-LIDE lineup of G-SHOCK sports watches, the GBX100 TIDE WATCH is a top choice among the world's top surfers, with the ability to display info required by surfers (high tide and low tide times and levels), and to use an app for simple selection of one of 3,300 locations around the world.
A 100% Australian made, Budgy Smuggler Gift Pack with Passion Fruit Stubby Holder and Pineapple Bum Bag.