Women surfers to paint the town pink in Breast Comp

The women-only longboard surfing competition turns Evans Head pink and raises money for breast cancer research.

Emma Perrier from the Evans Head Malibu Club said the June 24-25 Breast Comp will be even bigger.

“When we ran our first Breast Comp Ever in 2021 I didn’t know what to expect,” Emma said.

Fifty-four women entered that first comp.

“I was hoping to raise $10k and we ended up raising over $55k,” she said.

“All day, there was an epic display of surfing across all age divisions, we even had two ex-world champion surfers attend.”

The floods last year meant there wasn’t a comp. This June it’s back.

Breast cancer is a disease that has touched our club too many times in our 30-year history and is a cause close to our members’ hearts, Emma said.

“One in seven Australian women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer (before they reach 85 years old), that is about three women in our current membership base.

“Personally, despite an incredible fight, I lost my aunty to the disease, so it is something I am very passionate about.”

The two main areas the fundraiser will support is research and care for those with breast cancer and their families.

The competitors will be fundraising online for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an organisation that focuses on providing funding to world-class research, Emma said.

Surfers in the 2021 comp. Photos: Contributed

Funds will also support the local breast care nurse service in Lismore and the McGrath Foundation, Keep A Breast and Dragon Abreast (a dragon boating organisation for breast cancer survivors).

Some world title surfers have committed to the event including Pauline Menczer, Pam Burridge and Robyn Harvey.

The event also includes a 4km walk on Sunday, June 24 at 9am.

Find out more at the event’s Facebook page.

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