With the Festival of AB just days away, donations have been flying in from kind souls from across the globe. The evening will boast mega door prizes and raffles to ensure every winner thinks all their Christmases have come at once. Artist Steve Brandon dropped in an amazing wooden framed wavescape painting while local indigenous artist Geneine Morrow donated an ocean inspired canvas (pictured left). Corona have donated a cruiser bike. Every surfer's favourite restaurants donated vouchers, and most of the big surf brands have pitched in.


MAJOR PRIZE: 12 Nights Mentawai Boat Trip with “Doris” Tony Eltherington in 2014 - Value $3,500.00

Trip Inclusions:
12 nights and 13 days onboard the Raja Elang
Airport Transfer to and from Boat
harbour fees and taxes
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner prepared by onboard chef, All snacks, Bintangs (30-40 cartons) and soft drinks
Full use of fishing and snorkelling gear
Epic memories that will last you a lifetime.
* Some date restrictions will apply due to minimum numbers
* This prize does not include flights, stopover hotels, travel insurance or spending money

RUNNERS UP PACK 1: Corona pack – Single speed café cruiser bike, carton of coronas and a hat + Magic Apple $30 voucher

RUNNERS UP PACK 2: Shapers AB fin range pack, Barz Optics polarised sunnies (1 x mens, 1 x womens, 1x kids) + Palm Beach Surf Club  $50 voucher + Jungle Mexican Cantina $20 voucher


1. Original AB hand shaped Byrning Spears surfboard-- one of the last to leave his factory-- worth over $2,000 + Jungle Mexican Cantina $50 voucher
2. Ripcurl F-Bomb 3/2 Steamer and a MF tide watch total value $850 + Palm Beach Surf Club $50 voucher + Jungle Mexican Cantina $20 voucher
3. Ripcurl  F-light luggage pack and  Trestles Pro Tide Watch value $650 + Palm Beach Surf Club $50 voucher + Magic Apple $30 voucher
4. Volcom Boardstore $200 voucher + Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant voucher $60 + 1 x 3 months health club membership at Palm Beach Pool valued at $200
5. Steve Brandon painting + Corona Hat + 1 x 3 months health club membership at Palm Beach Pool valued at $200 + Montezumas $50 voucher
6. Geneine Morrow painting + Montezumas $50 voucher + Corona Hat
7. Quiksilver Wallet & Sunglasses + Magic Apple $30 voucher + Jungle Mexican Cantina $20 voucher
8. Quiksilver Bag & watch + Magic Apple $30 voucher + Palm Beach Surf Club $50 voucher
9. Barz Optics polarised sunnies (1 x mens, 1 x womens, 1 x kids) + Montezumas  $50 voucher + Jungle Mexican Cantina $20 voucher
10. Shapers AB fin range pack + Palm Beach Surf Club $50 voucher + Jungle Mexican Cantina $50 voucher
11. Surf pack prize + Jungle Mexican Cantina $20 voucher
12. $500 Coolangatta Dental voucher + $100 Elephant Rock Café Voucher
Plus more to be announced!  If you're not there you'll be kicking yourself. Thanks to all the amazing people who have donated. Aloha!
It was a day of love, laughter and a few tears, with hundreds turning out for Gold Coast surf/shaper Allan Byrne's Memorial Paddleout. Not a dry channel bottom for miles...

This video of AB's paddleout was created by our friends at Soul Arch Media. The board that features at the start of the clip-- AB's last board-- will be auctioned off at a SAND event yet to be announced.
In the meantime those wanting to contribute to the Byrne family can attend SAND's massive fundraiser on Sept 14th at Currumbin Creek Tavern. Full event details here:
SAND have been busy putting together a fundraiser to support the family of late shaper/surfer Allan Byrne who passed away after a motor cycle accident in Bali, leaving behind thousands of friends and admirers and one heck of a hospital bill. We're excited to announce Aussie music legends Tumbleweed and Melbourne surf rockers Money For Rope have heeded the call and will take time out of their busy touring schedules to play at The Festival Of AB to help raise funds to cover costs incurred bringing AB home to rest. Money For Rope will be playing at Big Sound in Brisbane the week prior to the fundraiser, while Tumbleweed have a gig at the Zoo the evening before, so the team at SAND were extremely stoked to hear both bands were willing to prolong their stay in QLD in order to perform -- legends! Thanks to Asho from Footstomp and Wally at Cheersquad for helping introduce all parties + making it come together. Should be one rocking gig-- be sure to grab your tickets before they all sell out! Details over here at the event page or follow SAND on Facebook for event updates and ticket information.