FOR GOOD CAUSE: Stephanie Gilmore will feature in the Surf For Life competition.
FOR GOOD CAUSE: Stephanie Gilmore will feature in the Surf For Life competition.

Top names hit surf



A LEGENDARY line-up of high-profile surfers from former pros to current pros - will take to the waves for the fifth annual Quiksilver Boardriders Club Surf For life at Surfers Paradise beach this Saturday.

The semi-serious and fun competition is in aid of the prevention of youth suicide and dedicated to raising the awareness of the Bounce Back Foundation - a non-profit organisation that enables elite athletes to improve the mental, physical and emotional health of young Australians.

BBF provides a vehicle for athletes to assist youth in depression, alcohol and drug education and diet promotion.

The competition will take the form of a team event with each team comprising of a celebrity, a sporting identity and a pro junior surfer.

The A-team list of celebrities and pros reads like a who's who including: former world champions Tom Carroll, Martin Potter and Lisa Andersen, current pro juniors Julian Wilson and Stephanie Gilmore, national retailer and former professional Paul Neilsen, Darren Handley (the high profile shaper for Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning, recent winner of the Alley Classic, Damon Harvey, former ASPWCT top 16 John Shimooka, Burleigh Boardriders President and Gold Coast City Lifeguard Ash Humphreys, and sporting celebrities Gary Belcher, Ben Ikin and Tony Longhurst plus co-founders and patrons of the event Murray Bingham and his wife, Nicky Buckley.

- THE Suzuki Pro Longboard tour has been announced to take in five National locations including West Australia's Mandurah and Denmark as well as Coffs Harbour, Torquay and Byron Bay.

For more info contact Sean McKeown on 0414569208 or check the webpage at www.suzu- ki.com.au.

- AS part of the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro, the first ASP WCT events of the year to be held at Snapper Rocks from March 1-12, the Quiksilver World air series will attract some of the hottest local air men like Coolangatta's Josh Kerr, Kingscliff's Asher Pacey and Currumbin's Dion Aguis.

West Australia's star James Catto is in trouble with a busted ankle but has refused to rule himself out and will leave his recovery out of the water right up to the day he has to surf at Snapper!

- THE Burleigh Boardriders Presidents Cup is on this Sunday meeting at Burleigh Point and the president Ashley "The Champ" Humphreys has asked all interested juniors to join in on the open competition signing on from 7am.

- TAJ Burrows 'Fair Bits' World movie premiere is on at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Thursday night, February 24.

Taj and many of his fellow ASP WCT competitors and friends will be there for a big night of entertainment which also includes a special concert afterwards from the Resin Dogs.

To be a lucky winner and score a VIP pass to the night, thanks to Billabong, all you have to do is fill in a stamped address envelope c/of the and Gold Coast Mail and we will publish the winners in next week's Gold Coast Mail.



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