Havaianas Thong Day Challenge
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Havaianas Thong Day Challenge

It’s time to dig out the budgie smugglers as the Havaianas Thong Day Challenge rolls around for another Australia Day full of fun, sun and tunes. For those who may not be too familiar, the event has become an Australia Day classic where, basically, thousands of people come together to have fun and celebrate being Australian across five of Australia’s favourite beaches (Bondi, Cottesloe, Glenelg, Torquay and Mooloolaba). Although there is plenty that happens on the day, by far the most popular is the Havaianas Thong Day Challenge itself. The deal is this: participants grab themselves a lilo and head into the water. Lilos must be joined together by means of participants grabbing hold of the lilo in front of them. The lilo line must then be intact for 30 seconds for the Guinness World Record to count. Yep, that’s right – this is a World Record Attempt! WA’s Cottesloe is the current champ, and have held the title for three years, so it’s time to knock them off their perch. Money raised across the day goes to the Nippers, with over $300,000 having been raised so far. For the full rundown of the event and registration details, hit up havaianasthongchallenge.com.au. Have a great day and make sure you stay protected out in the sun.

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