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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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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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It’s time to paddle out

The 2023 Lifeline Classic is now open and accepting team registrations, so pull together a team of four (or more) and fundraise for Lifeline’s local mental health and suicide prevention services before taking to the surf at Queenscliff Beach on Saturday, 14 October.

“This is an event for everyone,” says David Thomas, CEO of Lifeline Northern Beaches. “It’s all about raising funds to support local mental health and having fun as a team.”

Now in its seventh year, the Lifeline Classic has grown from a small beginnings to become one of the largest fundraisers for Lifeline Northern Beaches.

“We’re really excited about this year’s Lifeline Classic and getting even more teams involved,” says David. “Last year, our fundraising teams helped us achieve our goal to ‘break through’ by raising a fantastic amount for Lifeline’s local mental health and suicide prevention services – but we need your support once again.”

To get involved in the Lifeline Classic, register a team online. You’ll just need four 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 Northern Beaches between now and October. The sixteen Open Division and four Women’s Division teams who raise the most funds will then get to hit the waves in a super-fun tag-team surf event on 14 October.

“This year, our hope is to ‘break free’,” says David. “Break free of the stigmas that can stop us reaching out for support when we need it. This could be by talking with family or friends, or seeking support from a local organisation like Lifeline Northern Beaches.”

The Lifeline Classic is again featuring local artists who have created some epic designs about surfing and mental health. Illustration legend Ben Brown has returned for a second time with an inspired take on the Break Free theme.

“I was stoked to be asked back to contribute to this year’s Lifeline Classic,” says Ben. “I wanted my piece to retain the fun/retro vibe we hit on last year, and incorporate elements like the ‘heart’ for love, the ‘happy brain’ for positive mental health, and a ‘carefree casual surfer’ in a high-line trim, moving forward.”

Plus, huge local talent Eve Bracewell has created a free-flowing design that’s reminiscent of music posters from the 1960s and 70s.

“My artwork shows the positive effects of surfing on mental health,” says Eve. “Surfing reconnects us to nature, and gives us a sense of community and purpose. Both surfing and organisations like Lifeline make the dark days a little brighter.”

The designs are available on limited edition merchandise from the Lifeline Classic website now and the Lifeline Shop in Manly from 3 July.

“Lifeline Northern Beaches is a truly local charity,” says David. “Funds raised are spent supporting the mental health of our community.”

Lifeline’s local services include counselling for anyone aged 15+, support groups and free financial counselling. So, what are you waiting for? Get online and register a team, grab some merch or donate.