SurfAid Cup Margaret River
Surfing Western Australia
Margaret River, Western Australia
10 April 2016
All funds raised will support SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health programs
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 March, 2016 - The SurfAid Cup Margaret River supported by Surfing Western Australia celebrates its fifth anniversary this year at the World Surf League (WSL) Drug Aware Margaret River Pro on Sunday April 10, 2016.
The tag-team-style event has raised over $318,000 and will see seven teams of four compete for both the Fundraising cup and Surfing Cup. The team that raises the most money gets first pick of a pro surfer to join their team as the fifth member.
This year teams will be vying for the help of former WSL World Champion (2001) CJ Hobgood who has a solid performance record in Margaret River, as well as “lucky charm” surfer Luke Campbell who has been on the winning side for the past two years.
All funds raised from the SurfAid Cup Margaret River will support SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health programs in remote areas of Indonesia including Nias, the Mentawais Islands, Sumbawa and Sumba. “SurfAid is proud to be part of the WSL Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. We receive amazing support from Surfing WA and the Western Australian community," said SurfAid CEO Andrew Judge.
"Quite simply, the funds these teams raise save lives of women and their families in remote villages in Indonesia. SurfAid’s programs provide essential but simple, sustainable solutions like clean water, improved nutrition and clean birthing to very isolated areas.
"Our programs are getting great results and we are now working with 51,000 people in places we love to surf. We are enormously grateful to the participants and everyone who helps put this contest together,"
Western Australian surfers have a particularly strong connection with Indonesia, with many travelling there regularly due to its close proximity.
Surfing Western Australia CEO Mark Lane said the organisation has been more than happy to assist the cause for the past five years. “It’s nice to be able to use our influence to help those less fortunate, particularly when we’re in a comparably privileged position. SurfAid is an organisation doing great things and we’re just happy that we can assist them in their mission to help others.”
Teams competing this year include:
Herbert Smith Freehills (last year’s double cup winners)
Team Macquarie WA
Wave Park Group