Hunter Business Boardriders Pro Junior
ASP Pro Junior Men's Event
Merewether Beach, New South Wales
14 - 16 February 2014
Shaw/Gidley sponsorship guarantees Surfest's Pro Junior will roll
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 February, 2014 - Newcastle - Tickets to the Shaw Gidley charity breakfast featuring special guest Bob McTavish have already sold out. Shaw Gidley Insolvency and Reconstruction have stumped up $20 000 to ensure the running of the Association of Surfing Professionals rated Hunter Business Boardriders Pro Junior in 2014.
The Hunter Business Boardriders Pro Junior will run at Merewether beach from 14-16 February, with live scores to be carried through surfest.com. Organised by Hunter Business Boardriders, the fundraising breakfast will be held at Merewether's Surfhouse on Friday 21 February as part of the 29th Surfest.
Guest speaker will be influential board designer, shaper, traveller and cultural philosopher Bob McTavish. McTavish, who will celebrate his 70th birthday this year, will talk about his involvement in the shortboard revolution and recount early explorations of some of surfing's most revered breaks.
Although one of the first surfers to renounce competitive surfing, McTavish was no slouch in the coloured singlet. He won three consecutive Queensland championships between 1964 and 1966, finished third in the Aussie national titles in 1965 behind Midget and Nat, and was runner up to Nat in the 1966 Australian national titles.
The Shaw/Gidley sponsorship has guaranteed Surfest's Pro Junior will go ahead in 2014. Hunter Business Boardriders has actively contributed to the community for more than five years by raising money for non-government-organisations during an annual breakfast auction held during Surfest.