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"Brighton is very much a family-oriented surf club," Mrs Aburn said. "It’s a good little club and we’re doing really well at the moment.
"This is a huge day. This is our biggest day."
Between $5000 and $7000 dollars was raised annually at the free event and would help to pay for the tools of the trade — inflatable rescue boats, rescue tubes and flags.
Yesterday’s fine weather would make for a busy day for lifeguards at Brighton Beach, she said.
There was a rahui, or temporary closure, from Black Head to Tow Rock, following the drowning of 14-year-old Vinnie Beecroft at St Clair on Thursday.
Stalls were capped at 170 this year, including the 32 food stalls, down from 185 stalls last year.
At that time, he said, he would confirm the community event was planned to go ahead next year to reach the quarter-century mark.