It took some time, but after reviewing a ton of entries we finally decided on our winner for the Transworld SURF Qantas Airways GO THERE Aussie Surf Adventure Contest. His name is Greg Caldwell and he'll soon be on his way to New South Wales on the Southeastern coast of Oz for a week of surf, sun, and down under fun compliments of Qantas Airways and Tourism New South Wales.
From SoCal to SoPac, Greg's wicked grand prize travel package includes:
-Roundtrip airfare for two on Qantas Airways to Sydney
-Two nights accommodation at the BLUE Hotel Sydney
-Three nights accommodation at the Swiss Grand Hotel Bondi Beach
-Bondi Discovery Tour
-Surfing Session with Let's Go Surfing Bondi Beach
-Cruise on Sydney Harbor
If you know Greg, now might be the time to take him to lunch and try to convince him to bring you with him (chances are he's taking his lady though, so you're probably SOL either way).
Here's Greg's winning words of radness: (respectful, enthusiastic, straight to the point, slightly desperate… how can you argue with that?!)
As far as im concerned your whole country is legendary. Everyone is fit, they respect their veterans, the streets are clean as well as the water. If I wasn’t such a bloody seppo, I would have you guys adopt me. The place I would most like to surf is the Boambee, which is just south of Coogee. It only broke once when I was there and I couldn’t go out because of a knee injury. Besides a bunch of my friends live in Coogee and Maroubra and I need to catch up with them so stop wasting your time looking at other submissions and just pick me! Crikee it was 117 here today and I live 2-1/2 hours away from the beach I am f-ing frothing! Cheers
A Family Man Wins
Greg looks like the consummate family man and we're totally stoked to send him off to go rip up Oz in style. Many thanks to Qantas Airways and Tourism New South Wales for providing an awesome travel package!
We'll be expecting Greg to bring us some sweet souvenirs from the trip like a fanny pack, some hand towels from the Blue Hotel, or an "I SURFED BOAMBEE FOR FREE AND ALL I GOT TRANSWORLD SURF AS A THANK YOU WAS THIS LAME T-SHIRT" t-shirt.
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