Scarborough Santa Surf receives ‘wild’ response


Beth Walkemeyer with Rebecca Cryer and her nephew Harrison Cryer (2), participants in the annual Santa Surf event. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Beth Walkemeyer with Rebecca Cryer and her nephew Harrison Cryer (2), participants in the annual Santa Surf event. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

SCARBOROUGH surfers will celebrate Christmas in true west coast style and make a splash with the biggest Santa Surf to date.

From a small event, which began with a group of friends in 2014, Santa Surf organiser Beth Walkemeyer said the response this year had been “wild”.

“In the first year it was just friends, there was probably 20 of us and it was really chilled and then second year we had 50 people in the water and then this year I made a Facebook event page there are about 2500 people that have said they will attend,” she said.

“It’s a fun event about celebrating Christmas with friends but it’s also about giving back to the community and supporting charity Destiny Rescue who work in South-East Asia rescuing children from human trafficking.”

Ms Walkemeyer said she was encouraging people to register for the event and donate an amount of their choice.

“$10 will get you in the running to win a surfboard,” she said.

“It has been great to see local businesses get on board with the event, donate their venues and help out.”

WHEN: Saturday, December 24 2016 from 8am

WHERE: Scarborough Beach, (meet at the amphitheatre) Event followed by an after party from 12pm at Matisse Beach Club

VISIT: www.facebook.com/santasurfaustralia

TO DONATE: https://drsummerfun.raisely.com/santasurfaustralia