Surfers in Suits

What do Occy, Rabbit and Barton Lynch all have in common?

One of the greatest parts of this business is being able to be part of, and assist, ground root surfing here in Aus as well as overseas. This week we have one of our favourite events running here on the Northern Beaches – BL’s BLAST OFF which runs from 22 to 25 September up at Whale Beach and the weather has been just amazing for it so far. So if you are on the Northern Beaches you should get down and check out the grommets in action and you will see Australian surfing has got a very bright future indeed.

Anyway, I have been down the beach all morning watching the action with the kids and enjoying a beautiful spring day, showing our support to BL, and it so happened that Rabbit was down from the Goldie with son Keo for the event. It is always good catching up with Rabbit as he hasn’t lost any of that enigmatic energy that made him such a competitor. So when we were chatting I mentioned that we were running a Surfers in Suits event here in Sydney next month. Rabbit had been a speaker at one of the first events down in Melbourne last year and was a huge hit with the 200 or so crowd. I told him that we had two other Perfect Wave ambassadors speaking with Occy and Barton, and asked if he wanted to jump on the panel for the luncheon… .He checked his diary and said – Let’s lock it in!

So as this only happened like 2 hours ago, you are the first to know that next month on Friday 17th October from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney, you will have some of surfing royalty chewing the fat for a few hours over a 3-course meal and a few beers. What a brilliant way to spend a Friday arvo, eating, drinking, watching surf videos, and hearing stories from the legends of your favourite sport.

  • 1978 World Champion – Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew
  • 1988 World Champion – Barton “BL” Lynch
  • 1999 World Champion – Mark “Occy” Occhilupo
  • MC for the afternoon will be Mr Reggae Ellis

There will be exclusive auction of items including spots with one of the legends on a TPW surf experience next year, lucky door prizes, signed boards and of course, the chance to meet the guys and have a chat. There are limited seats available and it will sell out, so BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.

And of course: What do Occy, Rabbit and Barton Lynch all have in common? They are all World Champions as well as The Perfect Wave Legends.

Did you know? You can also join these legends each year as they go away on an exclusive The Perfect Wave Surf Experience somewhere in the world.


Have an amazing day,

Jamie Gray

The Perfect Wave Director





Written by:
Ben Horvath

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