Surfers ride waves of generosity at SurfAid Cup

March 30, 2024 BY

Blake Thornton showcases his masterful surfing skills at URBNSURF during the 4th annual Melbourne SurfAid Cup. Photo: SUPPLIED

URBNSURF Tullamarine was the scene for the fourth annual Melbourne SurfAid Cup last Friday, with surfers demonstrating their skills to support SurfAid’s vital fundraising efforts.

The event saw the surfing community, including the prominent surf-lifestyle brand Mambo, rally together to raise $53,364 for the organisation’s work with women and children in remote communities of Indonesia and the Solomon Islands.

Team Mambo defended their title as event champions, with a team packed with talent such as Blake Thornton, Nathan Sheahan, and Ronan Ball.

Thornton, who was also the Mambo Junior Pro Surf Team coach, said his team was thrilled to take the Melbourne SurfAid Cup title again.

“URBNSURF delivered the perfect wave, and our epic Mambo surf team crushed it.”

“We’re proud to support SurfAid’s awesome work, and seeing everyone rocking our Mambo competition merch was the cherry on top.”

SurfAid head of partnerships and donors Claire Stafford said the SurfAid Cup 2024 at URBNSURF Melbourne was an incredible day bringing together the surfing community for a good cause.

“It is inspiring to see such wonderful support of SurfAid’s core mission to improve the lives of families in remote areas of Indonesia and the Solomon Islands – areas connected to us through surfing.

“Surpassing our $50,000 fundraising goal is a testament to the collective effort of all participants.

“A special nod to Mambo, celebrating their fourth year as a partner with SurfAid and for clinching the Surfing Champions Award once again — congratulations on yet another win.

“This event exemplifies the impact we can achieve together, and we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved.”

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