- 09 April 2014 | Surfing
The Margaret River Wineries team has claimed the SurfAid Cup, in Western Australia, with a last-second ride secured in solid six-foot surf.
The MR Wineries scored 51.90 to narrowly defeat HSF, also known as the "Bar" Boys (51.80), with Macquarie WA third (42.67) and defending champions CineAds fourth (36.77).
The winning team - Brendan Carr (Xanadu Wines), Jarod Bawden (Stella Bella), Sam Castleden (Rosily Wines) and Adam Elton (Voyager Estate), plus local ripper Luke Campbell – won with five seconds to spare when Bawden caught the final wave to overtake HSF.
"This event has allowed us to give back through fundraising and raising awareness in our local community in a way that really resonates with, and motivates, people," says Adam Elton, Margaret River Wineries team captain.
"Now that we have achieved bragging rights for the next year we are keen to go back-to-back and achieve an even higher fundraising total."
MadFish Wines and Grace Farm's Finest finished equal fifth, while Caporn Young and Property Construction Nuts were equal seventh.
The eight teams raised $84,000 for humanitarian organisation SurfAid and Caporn Young (Jono Cullen, Todd Bennett, Jeremy Bower and Justin Wallace) won the fundraising trophy by collecting $17,500.
In Australia, SurfAid Cups are also held in Sydney and Newcastle, and Malibu in California, USA.