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2011 Layne Beachley Classic Sydney.com Celebrity Challenge

May 7, 2011


  • Saturday 7th May 2011
  • Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Free to cheer on your favourite celebrity team

Celebrity Challange – Layne Beachley and a swag of celebrities will battle it out to win $5,000 for their nominated charity at this year’s Sydney.com Celebrity Challenge. As part of Family Day at the Commonwealth Beachley Classic on Saturday 7th May, 12 Australian personalities will form teams lead by one of the Top 17 female surfers in the world for a few hours of fun, entertainment and of course, competitiveness.
Teams will warm-up on the sand with a game of Volleyball followed by a tag team style Surf event. All celebrities will ride a long board, which will surely result in a few tumbles to the delight of crowds. The team with the highest points total will win $5,000 for their selected charity.
In 2010, Sydneysider Miley Dyer led her all-star team of former ironman Guy Leech, Biggest Loser trainer Shannon Ponton and Sydney Olympics volleyball gold medalist Kerry Pottharst to victory by less than a point. Going up against Leech and Pottharst again this year, Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson says of the challenge, “This year I’m ready to win the Celebrity Challenge at the Beachley Classic. I’ve been training long and hard all year for this. They won’t know what’s hit them.”

Australian personalities taking on the challenge:
Lincoln Lewis (Tomorrow When the War Began, former Home & Away)
David Jones-Roberts (Home & Away)
Mike Baird (NSW Treasurer)
Dustin Clare (Satisfaction, former McLeod’s Daughters)
Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson (former Australian Idol judge, former Classic Rock FM host)
Paul De Gelder (Navy Seal)
Guy Leech (former Ironman)
Peter Phelps (Rescue Special Ops, former Stingers, Underbelly and Baywatch)
Matt Hall (Pilot, former RAAF Fighter Combat Instructor, 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Champion)
Kerri Pottharst (former Olympic volleyball player)
Kirk Pengilly (INXS)
Mystery wildcard!

The Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic is an ASP Women’s World Tour event, where the world’s best female surfers compete for the largest prize-purse on the tour and points for the highly coveted world title. The sixth annual Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic will run at Dee Why Beach from 3 -8 May 2011.
What: Sydney.com Celebrity Challenge
Where: Dee Why Beach in front of Surf Club
When: 1:00 – 2:30pm, Saturday 7th May 2011
Cost: Free to cheer on your favourite celebrity team

Everyone is welcome

For more information on the Classic, visit Beachley Classic


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