How much you gonna pay for a date with the Big Plunger?
I do admire the bullish, can-do attitude of Queensland wavepool company Surf Lakes.
Despite not having a functioning pool, 0r having created a wave over two feet, we’ve read the announcement of their first commercial pool (Gold Coast, opening 2020, waves with “eight-foot faces”) and, today, a charity auction where two people can join the licensees/shareholders at the testing tank in Yeppoon, Central Queensland.
There’s a catch.
You gotta be in the Wollongong area in two days time for the KidzWish annual barbecue, which will host the former world champion surfer Mark Occhilipo who is also a Surf Lakes ambassador and minor shareholder.
KidzWish is a charity in the area whose goal is “to provide support, love and laughter to children in our community who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability.”
Tickets cost between one hundred and five hundred dollars to get into the Wiseman Park Bowling Club, Gwynneville, on March 1, where the Surf Lakes package will be auctioned.
Now tell me.
You’re at the barbecue, you got a little ink in your veins and you want to take on the Yeppoon Plunger.
Presuming it gets going again, how much you going to throw at a day there?