And the total for 2015 was… 105 waves…
Here’s a clip of how it happened: https://youtu.be/Wa58AxwpnZA
Also here is a quick wrap of the day by the man himself – Jordan
Conditions were pretty poor but we went for it, starting at 7:30am and finishing up at 4:45pm with a break for breakfast and lunch. The recent storms had really stuffed up whatever banks were here beforehand. The only decent bank was in the north corner, but thick seaweed made catching a lot of waves impossible. I’d finish a wave and get tangled up in weed, and be dragging it with the legrope. So did most of the count at the south end and in the middle of the beach. I realised last night that the fatigue was mostly from getting smashed at the end of each ride. The rides were short but there were very few easy ride-outs. Mostly I was getting pummelled and flipping around in the white water. But we got there 🙂
Kristy was behind the lens all day and keeping tally. Takes a lot of concentration, and sitting around in the wind and the rain isn’t much fun. Thanks Kris! And thanks again to all those that sponsored me. I should have your contact details now, so it’s just a matter of sending money through. I’ll send out specific emails over the next few days with account details for Sports Chaplaincy Australia, as well as a reference to use.
If you didn’t get the message before this event but are so impressed by what Jordan has achieved email Jordan @ email@example.com and please specify the following * Amount you want to sponsor him for, * Your full name, address and contact number (for the receipts). All donations are tax deductible, and receipts will be provided via Sports Chaplaincy Australia.
On behalf of the Boardriders Well Done Jordan. An outstanding effort. If there were more people took a leaf out of your book and supported worthy causes through doing something they love the world would be a greater place. Jordan Gilbert will again taking on the 100 challenge on Friday May 1. This year all money raised will go towards getting the WSL (formerly ASP) Chaplain to events around the world so he can better serve the surfers, their families and WSL staff. It’s a fantastic role and has proved vital over the last few years. The chaplain is Abe Andrews. Check out this short vid on the Chaplaincy website: http://surfchaplaincy.org/what-is-surf-chaplaincy/ Last year Jordan surfed an incredible 103 waves (plus 1 bodysurfed wave to finish the day) in pretty weak surf. Hopefully he can break that record, but who knows what the day will bring. It will be harder as the amount of daylight available will test his limits. You can sponsor him for 20c, 50c, or $1 per wave surfed. Rides need to be at least 2 seconds which can prove to be a challenge at most eastern suburb beaches on most days. If you want to sponsor Jordan send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and please specify the following * Amount sponsoring per wave, * Your full name, address and contact number (for the receipts). All donations are tax deductible, and receipts will be provided via Sports Chaplaincy Australia. Here’s a clip from last year’s effort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg3FK2MU5Hc&spfreload=10 Please dig deep and get behind Jordan for this worthy cause.