Posts in Can you help?

Mystery water photog at Bower Sat 31/1: you have a customer!

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 in Can you help?.

Anybody know who the photog might be? Shoot me an email and I’ll pass along to Richard.

I was wearing red shorts black O’Neil vest white rashie –riding a white mini mal heaps of zinc

Sat 31.1.2015 fairy bower 10am to 12sh

A young kid say 14-16 very polite taking barrel shots—im keen to get the pictures he took of me—will pay $$$$$$

Many thanks if you can help

I advertised some years back with buzza boardshorts—I will offer free pairs to any helpers

Where’s this board??

Posted on September 11th, 2013 in Can you help?.

somebody stole Ben Grozier's board
Yesterday this board was stolen from long time RealSurf supporter Ben Grozier’s car in Manly. He really wants to get it back, so if you know anything, please drop me a line via don [at] realsurf [dot] com, so that I can pass it along to Ben.

Historic Opportunity to Protect the Coral Sea

Posted on February 15th, 2012 in Can you help?, Environment, Good causes, News Stories, Opinion, People who surf, Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

Friends of RealSurf,

The good folks at Protect Our Coral Sea have contacted us about a petition they are running which is aimed at getting the Federal Government to include important reefs in the proposed management plan. It’s very easy to make yourself heard on this one!

The Coral Sea is a tropical marine jewel which lies east of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It’s one of the last places on Earth where large marine animals can still be found in great numbers.
The government’s draft plan for this iconic area leaves the majority of species-rich coral reefs, important breeding sites open to fishing.
Right now the federal government is considering the fate of Australia’s Coral Sea.

If the petition widget isn’t showing below on your web browser, please just click here to visit Protect Our Coral Sea where you’ll find it on the front page.

In search of: Harry the Hat’s son…

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in Can you help?, Top stories.

Martin G. would like to get in contact with the Harry the Hat’s son to ask about Harry’s early days in Bondi. If you can help, please use the feedback form to let us know and we’ll put your two in touch.


Qld flood disaster fundraiser: Diggers, Thr 24 Feb

Posted on February 14th, 2011 in Can you help?, Good causes, Top stories.

“Bintang” from the forums has written in to tell us of a flood fundraiser his wife’s pulled together. Here’s his message:

My wife is organising a fundraiser for victims of Qld’s disasters. It’s at the Harbord Diggers on Thursday the 24th of Feb. It’s a dinner and dance with music by Carribean Soul(, the guys who played at the old Sands on a Sunday arvo). Ttickets are $60 with all proceeds going to Rotary. There are some awesome goodies donated for the silent auction. My wifes email is on the link. Could you put a little piece up for it? Otherwise I might put it on the forum. Cheers. Paul.

SurfAid Launches Mentawai Tsunami Appeal 2010

Posted on October 29th, 2010 in Can you help?, Top stories.

SurfAid International has launched an emergency appeal in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Mentawai Islands, off West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday 25 October.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck just south of the Mentawai Islands triggering a three-metre (10 foot) tsunami that has wiped out some of the coastal villages and seriously damaged others.

It is reported today that more than 300 people have been killed, with hundreds more missing. Many villagers are now homeless and in desperate need of support.

We are delivering emergency relief supplies – shelter, building and hygiene kits – and going into the isolated villages by boat to assess the needs.

We need your support now to help the people of the Mentawai Islands.

Dig Deep for Donny Robson

Posted on August 25th, 2010 in Can you help?, For the Diary, Top stories.

Brendon ‘Donny’ Robson, well known local Mona Vale surfer and member of
Mona Vale Boardriders, working in the local surf industry was struck by a
car on Sunday 15th of August resulting in the loss of his left arm.

A fundraiser for Donny is being held at the Mona Vale Hotel on Thursday 2nd
of September 6:30 – 9:30pm.

Entry is $20 dollars and you will be in the draw for a brand new Board as a
lucky door prize.

Guest presenters will draw Raffle and auction prizes up for grabs on the

So please join us and the local community in helping Donny get back in the
Line up.

If you can’t make the night you can make a pledge at any Westpac Branch
account name “Dig Deep for Donny”

You can also donate direct to the same account

Account Name : Dig Deep for Donny

BSB : 032 191
ACC : 339969

Thanks for your support

Mona Vale Boardriders

International Surfing Day – Sunday 20th June

Posted on June 16th, 2010 in Can you help?, Environment, Good causes, Manly, Top stories.

This Sunday 20th June is International Surfing Day. To mark the occasion, the Northern Beaches Branch of the Surfrider Foundation will be undertaking a Beach Clean at Manly (South Steyne) commencing at 8:30am for around 2 hours. If you want to give something back to the coastal environment you are invited to come and join us on Sunday morning and meet the crew. The more the merrier!

International Surfing Day – Sunday 20th June

Where: Manly Ocean Day (meet in front of the corso)
When: Sunday 20th June, 8:30-10:30am
How: Please bring gloves, water and a good attitude!

Should you require more info please contact Andy on andy[at]oceanwatch[dot]org[dot]au

This event is run in collaboration with EcoDivers and Tangaroa Blue.

Experiences wanted: hip re-surfacing vs replacement

Posted on June 16th, 2010 in Can you help?, Top stories.

RealSurfer Brent asks:

I have be told that i need a hip re-surfaceing or a complete hip replacement and i am wondering if anybody out there has had one of these operations and got back to surfing again and was it successfully???

Please use the comments system (see below) to leave any responses to Brent’s question.

Fundraiser: sports lunch for Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Posted on May 17th, 2010 in Can you help?, Good causes, Top stories.

Long time friend of RealSurf, Aldo Santamaria has organised a Sports Lunch fundraiser for the Victor Chang Research Institute. It’s set down for 1230 on Friday 28 May at the Tattersall’s Club on Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

The MC is Gordon Bray, Vince Sorrenti will keep the laughs coming as guests Mark Vincent, Jason Little, Mark Richards (the sailor, not the surfer!) and Tony Pezzano keep it all interesting.

Contact Aldo on 041 188 8250 to organise tickets.