In a remarkable display of resilience and determination, members of the Dampier Surf Life Saving Club recently completed an extraordinary 86km endurance challenge. The dedicated team rowed a continuous relay around the islands of the Dampier Archipelago in a surf boat to raise funds for a noble cause. The Dampier Island Surfcraft Endurance Challenge was organised with the primary goal of contributing to the Run DIPG Charity, which is dedicated to funding research into diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), the deadliest form of childhood brainstem cancer. The proceeds from this arduous challenge will also be used to enhance the infrastructure and equipment at the Dampier Surf Life Saving Club, with the proceeds being evenly split between these two important objectives. The relay team, composed of five individuals, embarked on their journey from Withnell Bay at 5am. However, they faced the challenge of altering their course because of changing wind currents and tide flow predictions on the day. As they ventured out into the vast expanse of the archipelago, the team was supported by a crew of dedicated individuals. This support crew consisted of a dive boat from Oceanic Offshore in Dampier and two additional support vessels. These vessels rendezvoused with the rowers 18km into their challenging journey. Throughout the day, the team was joined by a total of 22 rowers who took turns in the surf boat, with the assistance of an inflatable rescue boat between the support vessels and the surf boat. Their relentless efforts culminated in an impressive 87.3km rowed by the end of the day. The triumphant team’s arduous journey came to an end as they landed at Dampier Foreshore about 6pm. They were met with cheers and applause from onlookers who had gathered at the Dampier Community Sunset Markets to witness this awe-inspiring feat. While the total amount of funds raised on the day has not been finalised, the donation website remains open until the October 31, giving the community an opportunity to contribute to this remarkable cause. The Dampier Surf Life Saving Club had initially set a target to raise $20,000, and it is expected that their exceptional efforts will significantly contribute to achieving this goal, all while supporting the vital cause of childhood cancer research.