Legends of Surf Long Lunch
Sorry, fully booked for 2017
Legends of Surf Long Lunches are held in July each year. This year’s event – our fifth – will be at the Maroochy Surf Club on July 7 from midday.
We are super-stoked to announce we will have Cheyne Horan, Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones as the guests of honour. This year’s event will have an extended format so we can get more time to hear from our guests. Compere John Charlton gets the panel of guests talking, unearthing previously untold stories as well as a few classics.
Tickets are $125 each. To book seats, call Corbs on 0410 549 364.
More about the Long Lunch
Last year’s Long Lunch with Terry Fitzgerald, Gary Elkerton and Mike Perry raised over $40,000 for local kids with disabilities.
We always encourage the audience to ask questions they’ve always wanted to know on board design, what “those days” were like and what they think the future of surfing holds. Previous guests have included Hayden Kenny, Bob Cooper, Dick Van Stralen, Bob McTavish, Dimity Stoyle, Mark Warren, Simon Anderson and Phil Jarratt.
Along with that, we have a Surf Memorabilia Auction which blows people’s minds with an array of items, many of them rare collectables.
A dedicated competitor Cheyne has been competitively surfing for more than 32 years.
A staunch advocate of Geoff McCoy’s needle-nosed, wide-tailed Lazor Zaps, he was at times unbeatable in small to medium surf.
A radical surfer for his era, Horan won the inaugural Op Pro in 1982 with a crowd-pleasing backhand 360 in the final. His popularity culminated with a win in the 1983 Surfer Poll and a spot in a widely distributed Sunkist soda commercial.
With Geoff McCoy and designer Ben Lexcen, Cheyne Horan developed a winged keel fin based on an America’s Cup sailboat design. The Star Fin has been a great success for Cheyne and continues to sell well today.
During Tom Carroll’s 14-year tenure on the world tour, he racked up 26 victories (third behind Curren and Kelly Slater), finished in the top five a record nine times and never wavered as the most powerful surfer on earth. In the sport’s most challenging arena, Hawaii, Carroll was without equal, proving, at a height of just 5’6′, the old maxim: it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. — (Profile written by Jason Borte, as posted in full on Surfline.com)
Tom Carroll was voted in at number 7 on Surfer Magazine’s list of the “Greatest Surfers of All Time”
Ross Clarke-Jones is Australian big wave surfing royalty. He’s been in the mix with 80-90 foot [25-27m] waves on the biggest day ever surfed; he’s ridden a tidal surge up the piranha-infested Amazon River; and is the sole Australian invitee to the Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Competition held in Waimea Bay, Hawaii (and, in 2001, the first ever non-Hawaiian to win it). Before flicking the switch to big waves, Ross spent 12 years on the ASP World Tour.