Dad's cancer battle inspires surf fund-raiser

Budding surfers will be able to learn how to carve a wave while raising money to fight cancer at an innovative fund-raiser next month.

The surfing day, called Let's Surf for Cancer, will include three surf lessons from the Pines Surfing Academy at The Farm beach.

Tina Flanagan and husband Peter organised the fund-raiser in remembrance and support of family and friends affected by cancer.

Mrs Flanagan said her father, who has ampullary cancer, was in the forefront of her mind. 

"I adore my dad," she said. "He's my absolute hero."

She said there was still room for about 30 more people.

Surfboards and wetsuits will be provided.

The surf lessons cost $30 for participants. Proceeds will go to the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, a cancer treatment and research facility at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

The surf day is at The Farm beach, Killalea, on December 9 from 9am to 4pm.

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