What is SurFebruary?

SurFebruary is a fun annual event in February, where participants raise money for cancer research by catching a wave or getting in the water every day. It’s pretty simple really! We make a serious impact, while having fun. Find out more here.

Where does the money go?

SurFebruary is proud to partner with world-renowned cancer institution the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, to fund independent and cutting edge research that will change how we treat cancer. Find out more here.

How do I sign up?

It’s free to register. Simply click here and fill out your details. Once completed, you’ll have your very own fundraising profile to share with your family and friends.

How do I create a team?

You can form your own team, or join an existing one. First you will need to sign up as an individual before creating or joining a team. Simply click here and fill out your details to create your individual profile and select the “Start A Team” or “Join a Team” button at the bottom of the profile form. Click here to contact us if you need assistance.

Where can I buy the SurFebruary rashie and other merchandise?

The SurFebruary store has all the swag you need! Click here to visit the store.

How do I speak with someone at SurFebruary?

We’re always up for a chat. Click here to contact us anytime.


What if I can’t surf?

Don’t sweat it! You can take part in SurFebruary with any water-based activity of your choosing (be it swimming, SUP’ing or something else). If you are keen to learn, keep an eye on our socials to see how we’re partnering with Aussie Surf Schools who can help you kickstart your SurFebruary journey with beginner lessons.

What if I don’t live near the beach?

Any body of water will do – so long as you get wet! We’ve had teams waterski on lakes, paddleboard on rivers and swim in the pool. We love to see our participants doing it their way and getting creative!

I’d love to join in but can’t commit to every day. Can I still get on board?

We encourage everyone to take on the challenge of getting in the water every single day, but we know it’s not always possible. We recommend you register as a team or join a team in your local community, so you can tag-team with friends and share the load.

Can I sign up after February 1st?

Late to the party? No problem! You can sign up any time during February. Every day of fundraising counts.

How do I receive donations?

Once you have signed up, you’ll receive your very own Fundraising Page . Then, share it with your family and friends so they can sponsor you. Once a donation is received, it will appear on your Fundraising Page.

What do I do if someone wants to give me a cash donation?

Cash is still king for some! For IRL donations, click here to reach out to us. We can help you bank the cash and get the donation up on your personal fundraising page.

How do I ask my family and friends to sponsor me?

Asking for donations can be awkward, but it doesn’t need to be. Have genuine conversations with your friends and family about why you’ve jumped on board. Then, share your fundraising link so they can sponsor you.


Post the link in your social media bio, add it to your email signature or spark up conversations by the watercooler.

How do I thank my donors?

Step 1, do a happy dance! You’ve received a donation! Step 2, send them a message to say thanks. Log into your Fundraising page, scroll down to your donation feed and click the heart icon. Write them a message, and we’ll deliver it to your donor for you. Step 3, share the stoke. Ask them to share a wave with you!

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. Help!

We all get login overload at times, no problem! Click here to contact us and we’ll be able to assist you to reset your username and password.


How do I donate?

To make a donation, click here. All donations above $2 are tax deductible.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, The SurFebruary Foundation is a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status registered under the Australian Tax Office, meaning every donation made over $2 is tax deductible.

When you make a donation to SurFebruary, you will receive an email tax receipt.

I made a donation, but didn’t receive a receipt.

First, check your Junk Mail folder. If the receipt is not there and you still haven’t received it after a couple of hours, click here to contact us.

Someone donated to me but it’s not showing up on my page.

Oops, sounds like a back-end error! Click here to contact us with the donor’s name and amount. We will move it across to your page quick smart.

Question still not answered?

Get in touch via our contact us page, we’d love to hear from you.