$11k raised for SurfAid in 2022

All the 11’s line up for Beecraft SurfAid Cup Manly 2022

2022 highlights

  • An overall total of $95,217 was raised as a result of this year’s competition
  • Team Allan Hall/Big Hill Beach Cottages raised $11,770 which made us runners-up in the fundraising effort
  • Team Allan Hall/Big Hill Beach Cottages placed third in the surfing final

The Beecraft SurfAid Cup returned for an 11th year of surfing action at beautiful Manly Beach on 11 November raising funds for Mother and Child Health programs. Spectators witnessed surfing pros and local legends compete at one of Australia’s most iconic beaches.

Facing windy conditions, 11 teams battled it out with plenty of waves on offer and thankfully some cover from the northeast wind at Queenscliff Beach. There was no shortage of pro surfing talent, including Connor O’Leary, Matt ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson and Ace Buchan.

In the qualifying rounds Allan Hall/Big Hill Beach Cottages, Asquire, Ando Tuckers’ Team, Beecraft, More 4 Life and The Perfect Wave headed straight to the semi-finals. This left Psyched Out Groms, Blackrock Boardriders, ASLA, Beach Burrito Co and GPT competing for a place in the semi-finals in a super competitive heat with the Psyched Out Groms and Blackrock just making it through.

The final saw Allan Hall/Big Hill Beach Cottages, Beecraft, More 4 Life, Perfect Wave and Asquire vie for the Surfing Champions award.

Asquire took the trophy with 85.06 points, one of the highest scores ever recorded in the SurfAid Cup Manly history, helped by their pro, Tommy Myers.

At the day’s end, all competitors headed to Hotel Steyne for the after-party, none of which would’ve been possible without major sponsor, Beecraft.

SurfAid’s Claire Stafford said, “Thank you for being part of yet another SurfAid Cup Manly. We love having Allan Hall as part of the event and we’re so grateful for the incredible long term support.” 

“What an amazing fundraising result this year! This can do an enormous amount of good work for our remote communities throughout Indonesia. We look forward to keeping you updated with our work in the field and the impact your donations have made.”

Each year, SurfAid Cup Manly is a priority on the Allan Hall calendar and is an event we’re renowned for — for being fierce competitors no matter what Mother Nature throws at us. Together Allan Hall Business Advisors and Big Hill Beach Cottages have been SurfAid Cup competitors since 2013 and have fundraised over $60k to date.

This year’s photos were taken by Matt Dunbar. Enjoy our gallery: