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Australia's Biggest Bakslap

We’ve got your back this summer! Come to Mooloolaba Beach between 8am and 10am on December 14 to celebrate the inaugural Australia’s Biggest Bakslap – a family friendly free event at Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast Queensland. Participants will be encouraged to be part of Australia’s Biggest Sunscreen Challenge, where we aim to have 2000 people simultaneously applying sunscreen for 3 minutes. Let’s show our community is serious about sun safety as we kick off summer. There’ll also be a variety of fun activities for all ages with prizes and special offers from local businesses available to all those who attend.

 

 

What is it?

Australia’s Biggest Bakslap brings together Aussies around the country to support the melanoma community. It’s an opportunity to be part of a fun sunscreen challenge, enjoy summer responsibly, whilst making sun safety easy and accessible.

The event marks the beginning of complimentary sunscreen available at Mooloolaba Beach over summer. This will be one of the first beaches in Australia to implement this initiative and aims to remove any excuse anyone has for not protecting their skin this summer.

What is ‘Australia’s Biggest Sunscreen Challenge?

We aim to have 2000 people creating a powerful statement for the rest of Australia that here on the Sunshine Coast we’re all about Enjoying Summer Responsibly. 3 minutes to formally apply to yourself and your mate. This will be the first time it’s done in Australia, so let’s set the number to beat! SunSense has you covered and will be providing free sunscreen. 

Family – Friendly – Free Event

When: Saturday, December 14

Time: 8.00am to 10.00am

Where: Mooloolaba Beach (front of Mooloolaba Surf Club)

Cost: Free (register on the day)

What’s on: Sea FM ‘BarRat & Heidi’ will M.C the event that will include Australia’s biggest sunscreen challenge, ‘2000 people simultaneously applying sunscreen for 3 minutes’. Plus special guests and fun beach activities for all ages. On the day, prizes and special offers will be available to all those who attend. So, pack your beach bag and be part of something memorable in Mooloolaba.

enjoy summer responsibly

Family – Friendly – Free Event

When: Saturday, December 14

Time: 8.00am to 10.00am

Where: Mooloolaba Beach (in front of Mooloolaba Surf Club)

Cost: Free

What’s on: Sea FM’s ‘BarRat & Heidi’ will M.C the event that will include Australia’s biggest sunscreen application challenge, free beach activities for all ages and special guests. On the day, prizes and special offers will be available to all those who attend. So, pack your beach bag and be a part of something memorable in Mooloolaba.

How can you back bakslap?

I’m a local Sunshine Coast resident or business.

Calling all locals to bring your family, friends and a team of work colleagues to be part of something memorable.

I’m a business or service provider who can lend a hand.

No matter where you’re from across Australia, if you can help us roll out our sunscreen initiative, please get in contact.

I’m interested in purchasing bakslap.

Check out our SHOP and why we’re passionate about helping you and your loved ones enjoy summer responsibly.

About event organiser bakslap

Bakslap Founder Raph McGowan sadly lost his sister Tess to melanoma skin cancer in 2012. The Melanoma was found on her back, in one of those typically hard to reach places. Tess passed away at age 31.

Since her death, Raph has made it his mission to rid the world of this terrible disease. In 2017 bakslap was born. It’s a unique sunscreen & lotion applicator that allows you to apply to those hard to reach places like your back. It ensures you protect your entire body, without getting messy hands!

To complement the bakslap message, this summer Raph is embarking on a new mission: Australia’s Biggest Bakslap. This event will allow all Aussies to get behind Raph, bakslap and each other.

In addition to raising awareness about sun safety, Australia’s Biggest Bakslap aims to achieve the goal of introducing complimentary sunscreen stations across Australia’s major beaches, so there’s no excuse not to protect your skin and save a life. This offering will kick off at Raph’s local surf spot, Mooloolaba Beach.

Learn more about Raph’s story & how bakslap proudly support the world leading Melanoma Institute Australia and their mission of zero deaths from melanoma. 

Raph and Tess
Raph and Tess dancing at her wedding.

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