Surfing Lawyers: a legal victory

The Surfing Lawyers have conquered the OzForex SurfAid Cup, in one-metre surf, at South Curl Curl, Sydney, Australia.


Sixteen corporate teams raised more than $180,000 for humanitarian organisation SurfAid.

In a closely fought final, the Surfing Lawyers defeated Allan Hall Business Advisors in the dying seconds, with Aquabumps Shredders third and the Shaw Brothers fourth.

"I love that we can come and support the great work that SurfAid does. We all travel to Indonesia on a regular basis so to be able to support SurfAid who put so much back into the communities that we visit is great", says Matt Warburton, Surfing Lawyers captain and Hudson's Chief Legal Officer.

The tag-team event matched world champions and former professional surfers and celebrities with corporate fundraising teams.

Layne Beachley and Tom Carroll, pulled on the coloured jersey along with two Rugby League legends, Andrew Johns and Mark Gasnier.

Former top professional surfers who each joined the corporate teams were Simon Anderson, Luke Egan, Rob Bain, Matt Hoy, Richie Lovett, Toby Martin, Matt Bemrose and Jarrad Howse, plus top junior Jordy Lawler, lifeguard Ryan "Whippet" Clark and local rippers Ben Hamilton and Dan Karren.

Business heavyweights who competed included: Andrew Landman (Managing Director, BlackRock), Stephen Dunne (Managing Director, AMP Capital), Gregg Piercy (Executive Director, Thakral Capital), Madeleine MacMahon (HR Director, AMP Capital Investors), and Mark Burmeister (Managing Director Head of Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley).

2013 OzForex SurfAid Cup Results:

1. Surfing Lawyers
2. Allan Hall Business Advisors
3. Aquabumps Shredders
4. Shaw Brothers
5. CBA and oOh!media
7. AMP Capital 2 and BlackRock
9. Citi Frothers, The Heavyweights, ToyBell and OzForex
13. Paradice Investment Management, Perpetual, Crown Clowns and AMP Capital 1