WHAT would you pay for a vacation at surfing legend Mick Fanning’s home?
The three-time world champion is auctioning off a five-night stay at his Gold Coast beach house in Bilinga, with the money raised going to victims of the flooding in northern NSW.
Ownership records show that he paid $3.25 million for the beach block in 2011, before building the house in 2014.
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The all-white coastal-inspired pathway rises three levels above the beach with a mid-level pool.
Described as an “ocean-side resort”, the residence has a large entertainment area with views from Snapper Rocks to Stradbroke Island.
It has a spacious, open design and is closed off from the street. There is even a guest house on site.
Fanning and his partner, Breeana Randall, had previously lived in the house but now reportedly live elsewhere on the coast with their young son.
The current bid for the five-day stay, at the time of writing, is $16,044.
The once-in-a-lifetime holiday is part of the inaugural Mick Fanning Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on June 10.
Celebrities and business owners take part in an 18-hole round of golf at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club to raise money for people affected by the flooding in northern NSW.
“The purpose of the day is to raise more money for those in need who support GIVIT to help the Northern Rivers flooding,” Fanning said.
“We love that everyone is involved.”
The tournament was established after Fanning and his friends helped rescue victims of the flooding in northern NSW in March and witnessed firsthand the destruction of the area.
Fanning wanted to continue to help flood victims and their recovery efforts.
In the run-up to the golf tournament, including the vacation at Fanning’s house, a variety of sporting goods and experiences are auctioned off.
Other auction items include the autographed racket of tennis star Ash Barty from the 2022 Australian Open and the autographed surfboard of seven-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore.
LJ Hooker Southern Gold Coast agent Mishy Canning helped coordinate a food and supplies center for flood victims and said Fanning hadn’t stopped trying to help since day one.
“He was there in the community and was on the water meeting everyone and was really touched by their stories,” said Ms. Canning.
“When you see people being affected on the ground, it’s pretty emotionally disheartening.
“He (Mick Fanning) and his wife have been working non-stop to raise money for the families.
“This is the best way he can continue to help directly.”
Fanning is no stranger to Gold Coast ownership and has built up a tidy portfolio over the years.
Last year, he deposited $3 million into a design house in Tugun built around an indoor skating rink after unloading a Coolangatta duplex six months earlier.
He’s also committed to development and is part of a group of big names behind a $130 million tower and 93 apartments in Rainbow Bay.