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October 10, 2014 Photo Gallery No Comments Email Email

Surf’s Up! for Hawaiian Airlines and Aussie travel industry surfing mates…this time on the Gold Coast! 


Travel Industry Surfing Team

Pictured from left to right are: Kay Willett, Hawaiian Airlines; Cory Hansford, Flight Centre; David Streek, Consolidated Travel Group; Craig Herbert, Pinpoint; Donna Reed, Trafalgar and Julie McKinley Hawaiian.

Seven time world surfing champion, Layne Beachley and fellow Australian surfing legends, Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, Shane Powell and Gary ‘Kong’ Elkerton joined the 16 teams of surfers swapping their business suits for board shorts to raise $30,000 for the FSHD Global Research Foundation.  Hawaiian ran an industry competition to win a spot on their surf team at the popular event.

The 2014 Brisbane Airport and Wyndham Resorts Corporate Surf Challenge this year attracted 80 competitors including Hawaiian, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Clayton Utz, National Australia Bank.

A range of prizes were handed out to the winning teams including, five night’s accommodation at Ramada Resort Port Douglas, Custom made surfboards from Primitive Surf, accommodation vouchers, a cricket bat signed by former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh and a mountain bike. Four return flights to Hawaii and a holiday package from Ignite Travel were also auctioned off on the day.

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