The Allan Hall Surfing Team Secures 3rd Place at the 2019 USANA SurfAid Cup

Allan Hall competes in the SurfAid Cup, raising funds for SurfAid’s Mother & Child Health Programmes


The sun was shining and the surf was pumping for the annual USANA SurfAid Cup, held at Queenscliff Beach last Friday 18th of October, where 20 teams raised over $180,000 for SurfAid’s Mother & Child Health Programmes. Vying against 19 other teams for the winning trophy, the Allan Hall Surfing Team, alongside our friends at Big Hill Beach Cottages, fought off some tough competition to take home 3rd place!

SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation that works alongside some of the world’s most isolated and vulnerable communities to bring about positive and sustainable health and well-being changes. The organisation is dedicated to enriching lives, and increasing people’s choices and possibilities for realising their potential. If you would like to find out more about SurfAid and their work, please click HERE.

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The SurfAid Cup is an annual surfing competition, that has been created to raise money to provide fundamental healthcare to some of the most secluded communities around the world. Both Allan Hall and Big Hill Beach Cottages have a longstanding affiliation with SurfAid, having supported the organisation for several years.

Competing in teams of five, the atmosphere was fierce, with a big south swell at Queenscliff beach providing the ultimate conditions. The Allan Hall/Big Hill Beach Cottages team consisted of Scott Somerville, Greg AndersonJake Somerville and Rob Bain.

Surfaid Group Shot 2, 2019

Through our fundraising efforts, we selected Jordy Lawler as our pro-surfer and fifth team member (thanks to Scott for the very lucky draw)! Jordy, a Narrabeen local, is currently competing on the World Qualifying Tour and won the QS Tour Event held in Manly last February.

Well done to the Allan Hall/ Big Hill Beach Cottages team, who received 3rd place, with a special congratulations to Jordy Lawler who won the award for best manoeuvre of the day!

Jordy Lawler Manoeuvre of the Day

We would like to thank everyone involved in this years competition, and we would especially like to thank those who donated to our team and supported us towards success on the day! As a team, we raised $5,886.72 for the SurfAid organisation. If you would like to find out more information about SurfAid or would like to donate, click HERE.

Image Credit: Bill Morris