Surfing: Scarborough hosts Filthy Open Scabs comp


Gordon says “parents are very thankful” that kids are “being taken away from other temptations” such as drugs and alcohol.
Gordon says “parents are very thankful” that kids are “being taken away from other temptations” such as drugs and alcohol.

SCARBOROUGH beach hosted a surfing competition last month, with an aim of bringing the community together.

Christian Surfers Australia (CSA) member Mathew Gordon ran the competition ‘Filthy Open Scabs’ for the first time, to get keen surfers , participating in a communal activity.

Gordon said as a trial run it went “really well” and he encouraged more people to attend the next competition, regardless of their skill level.

“Anyone can go, you don’t have to be a good surfer, just come and have a bit of fun,” he said.

Gordon added religion was not the main aspect of Christian Surfers Australia.

“You don’t have to be a Christian to join our group,” he said.

“We’re about bringing people together as a community.”

CSA also holds events catering to youth, including camping trips.