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S.U.R.F Returns Next Week With Four New Completely Ridiculous Challenges

Can $10K turn Ozzy, Krooky, Vinnie and Jelly into merciless pro surfing killers? 

cinema // Oct 9, 2023
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Is surfing a sport? Yes please. 

Surfing is sooooo sporty, and the proof is our show S.U.R.F presented by Byron Bay Brewery – where the winner is the best at doing stuff and takes home a barely life-altering small pile of cash. 

Season one winner, Jake Vincent purchased an old car and a brand new microscope (to study soil) with his loot. Season two winner, Ari ‘Krooky’ Browne is yet to touch his cash and subsequently knows nothing of soil microbes. 

This time we’ve got four brand new challenges, which coincidentally spell S.U.R.F again. 

Spend – A surf contest amongst the general public, at one of Australia’s most crowded line ups, where our surfers are given $200 each to buy waves from strangers. 

Undersize – Our surfers were partnered up with a shaper of their choosing (Neal Purchase Jnr, Luke Daniels, Dom Sullivan and Joel Fitzgerald) to hand shape, paint and then surf a custom board. The only rule being the board must be under 4ft tall. 

Ride – A surf contest that started far from the beach in the windy hills of Byron Bay with each surfer placed in different locations at the side of the road. Using nothing more than their thumb and a case of Byron Bay Brewery beer they would need to convince the strangers whizzing past to get them there. Every wave counts and the comp ends 30 mins after the last surfer arrives. 

Fake – In the final challenge our surfers are forced to battle the frigid winter temperatures of Melbourne’s Urban Surf to complete a range of surf based skill tests in the controlled environment. 

Same line up of surfers as last time other than Soli Bailey who was off chasing tubes in the desert at the time of recording so has been replaced by Jaleesa Vincent. 

This season’s winner will be handed a $10,000 novelty cheque at a party in Byron on Friday the 27th of October. More details to come but don’t miss your chance to vote on the night, mark your calendar, tell your friends and cancel all other plans, please. 


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