Dave 'Coke' Wards Memorial

Dave 'Coke' Wards Memorial

The Dave 'Coke' Wards Memorial is Arrow's longest associated fundraising event. The annual trivia night, ocean swim and surfing contest are held each year in October on the Central Coast and the events raise over $15,000 each year in support of important research projects.

Dave 'Coke' Wards was a young man who loved surfing and was involved in competitive surfing from an early age. He was very supportive of surfers young and old and was a member of a number of board riding clubs including North Shelly, North Avoca, Avoca, Wamberal and the Christian Surfers. Dave was diagnosed with leukaemia in his early twenties and in 1989 lost his battle with the disease. The Dave 'Coke' Wards Memorial is organised by his close friends Chris Beeby and Wayne King and is held in his memory.

Chris Beeby's and Wayne King's efforts recognised
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