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2023 Lifeline Classic Results and Photos

The Lifeline Classic for 2023 was moved from Queenscliff to South Curly due to surf conditions on Saturday, 14 October. Great weather and awesome surf meant we had a fantastic event filled with good vibes and lots of fun.

Thank you to all teams for raising funds and competing, and thank you to our donors who have supported Lifeline’s local crisis support and suicide prevention services. You’re helping save lives in your own backyard.

Fundraising Champions

Congratulations to Cunninghams Carvers for winning the Fundraising Champions for 2023, raising over $12,000 for Lifeline Northern Beaches.

This year’s fundraising efforts have made the 2023 Lifeline Classic one of the best yet!

Women’s Division Results

Team La Loca Cafe won the Women’s Division for 2023.

Open Division Results

Making it four-in-a-row, Man Anchor powered by Form 1 took out the Open Division title for 2023.

See full results:

Photo Gallery

Photos by Bernadette Johnson and Jeremy Denham

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2023 Heat Draw

The Lifeline Classic will be held at Queenscliff Beach on Saturday, 14 October with kick-off from 8am.

Fundraising champion presentation will occur at 8am, with women’s division surfing champ presentation at 1pm and open division surfing champ presentation at 3:20pm.

The heat draw is featured below.

Open Division

HeatTimeTeam Names
Quarter 18:30amCode 5 Fitness
NBRHD Legends
NBSC Freshwater
Quarter 29:20amTawny Frogmouth
Man Anchor
Kook Attack Chile
Quarter 310:10amSwellnet
Manly Groms
CMS Surveyors
CS Manly
Quarter 411:00amCunninghams
Watershed Architects
Surfboard Souls Manly
Semi 112:40pm
Semi 21:30pm
Open Final2:20pm
Open division heat draw

Women’s Division

HeatTimeTeam Names
Women’s Final11:50amGirls Boardriders Fraternity
La Loca Café
FBI Girls
QBC Girls
Women’s division heat draw
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Win Dinner with Layne Beachley and Kirk Pengilly

Here’s a chance that you don’t get every day – make the winning bid in our online auction and you and a friend will be having lunch or dinner at Pilu at Freshwater with Layne Beachley, world champion surfer and mental wellness champion, and her partner Kirk Pengilly, rock music legend and member of INXS.

Auction closes 11:59pm 11 October 2023.

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Raffle now live

The 2023 Lifeline Classic Raffle is now live. With more than $10,000 in prizes, including a 3-night stay at Desert Gardens Hotel at Uluru and lots more – there’s something for everyone.

All funds raised support Lifeline Northern Beaches local crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Raffle closes 4pm 14 October 2023. Prize draw at 4:15pm at the Lifeline Classic.

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Registrations now open

The Lifeline Classic is on again for 2023!

Get on board and raise funds for Lifeline Northern Beaches.

This year, we’re holding the Lifeline Classic on Saturday, 14 October 2023 at Queenscliff Beach. Kick-off at 8am.

The Lifeline Classic is an event for everyone. Join in and raise funds for Lifeline Northern Beaches’ crisis support and suicide prevention services.

There are four ways you can support the Lifeline Classic:

1. Register a team and start fundraising for Lifeline

2. Join a team and help with the fundraising

3. Donate to a team or directly to Lifeline Northern Beaches ($2 and over is tax deductible)

4. Share the event, particularly in support of the teams who are fundraising for Lifeline Northern Beaches

Your support helps Lifeline Northern Beaches save lives from suicide in our local community.

#breakfreein2023 #lifelineclassic #lifelinenb #queenscliffbeach


Need support? Lifeline is here to listen and help. Anytime.

Call 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14.

Ongoing support is available through local services, including counselling, support groups and financial counselling. Visit

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Surf, sand and saving lives

The annual Lifeline Classic tag-team fundraising and surf comp is on again for the sixth time on Sunday, 18 September at Queenscliff Beach. Registrations are now open.

“The theme this year is ‘Break Through in 2022’,” says David Thomas, CEO of Lifeline Northern Beaches. “We’re wanting to break through our fundraising records and our target of $100,000. To do this, we need your support.

“We rely on fundraising to keep our services running – and the last two years have had a devastating financial impact on our operations due to the pandemic lockdowns,” says David. “Even if you’re not a surfer, consider donating to help fund our local Lifeline services.”

To get involved in the Lifeline Classic, register a team online. You’ll just need 4 people (could be your mates, your family or colleagues, or your surfing crew). Then it’s time to get fundraising.  Raise as much money as you can for Lifeline between now and September. The 16 Open Division and 4 Women’s Division teams who raise the most funds will get to hit the waves in a super-fun tag-team surf event.

“It’s set to be our biggest and most inclusive comp ever, and rest assured, you don’t need to be an experienced surfer to join in,” says David. “Kids are welcome too!”

This year, the Lifeline Classic has taken a retro turn in its promotional art with local artists contributing to create three uniquely Lifeline-themed masterpieces. All available as limited edition merch.

“The two major elements of my work are the ‘tube ride’ and the wings,” says Ben Brown, creator of the feature art. “What surfer doesn’t like getting barrelled? It’s the holy grail of surfing! The wings represent being lifted up by the community around you. We are lucky to have a truly local organisation like Lifeline on the northern beaches.”

The other well-known artists are Brent Smith and Kentaro Yoshida.

“Lifeline Northern Beaches is a truly local charity,” says David. “And all funds raised are spent supporting the mental health of our community. “Our services are local and Lifeline Northern Beaches’ volunteers, supporters, clients, customers and donors are from our community.”

So, what are you waiting for? Register a team, grab some merch or donate.