While we’re used to seeing way too many surfers in the water at Trigg Beach, on Saturday 19 February the organisers of Boards Up For Cancer are hoping to see around 800 lined up on the sand!
A community event helping to raise money for cancer, Boards Up will also be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record by creating a 2km long line of surfboards between Scarborough and Trigg.
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Organisers say they’ll need about 800 people to achieve the record, which is currently held in New York, with proceeds to go to Solaris Cancer Care, an organisation providing free support to patients and their families who are dealing with cancer.
The event has the backing of top ranked surfer and West Aussie local Felicity Palmateer, along with Hollywood stuntman Nigel Harbach (Mad Max, Star Wars, The Matrix), both of whom have been affected by cancer.
“Sand and surf are a way of life in WA, and we should all take care when we’re in the sun,” said Palmateer, whose father is currently being treated for cancer. “Surfers know this more than most and we take precautions but that doesn’t mean we’re immune from cancer… That’s why this event is so important. It includes the best parts of our WA lifestyle but it’s also a chance to help services like Solaris and the people they help.”
Boards Up For Cancer runs 8.30am-11am on Saturday 19 February, more info and tickets are available via their Website.