Saturday 14 October 2017

See the photos from our 2016 event


On Saturday 14 October 2017, we are holding an event to support two much-loved community groups: Lifeline Northern Beaches and Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club. United by their commitment to supporting the people of the Northern Beaches, these two organisations provide safety, strength and protection – just like the breakwater provides a safe harbour from the waves.


Join us for a night to remember, and help these organisations do what they do best: change lives for the better.







As part of the national Lifeline network, LLNB plays a crucial role providing phone counseling and suicide prevention services to those in crisis. LLNB has served the Northern Beaches for over 40 years, and operates with the support of around 600 dedicated volunteers.


Affectionately known as ‘Queensie’, the QSLSC has been providing surf life saving services to the local community since 1924. As well as providing valuable patrols, the club encourages people of all ages to live active, healthy lives through its social, team-based activities.





6:00pm Welcome drinks
7:00pm Sit-down dinner
8:30pm Speaker: Australian Journalist, Mike Munro
9:20pm Live auction
10:00pm Live band: Triple Shot
11:00pm Close




Kelly McFadden

Kelly McFadden is a Northern Beaches local and a proud member of the Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club. Kelly’s connection with the Club originated with her eldest daughter joining nippers in 2011 and has extended to include her active contribution and participation as a volunteer Age Manager, Bronze Medallion qualified Patrol member, and keen masters beach competitor. Kelly has medalled at World, Australian, NSW State and Sydney Northern Beaches Branch competitions in both individual and team events.

Kelly’s professional experience combines commercial business and human resource executive leadership roles within highly complex and regulated markets across the biotechnology, medical devices and financial services industries. Kelly’s true passion is people. Whether it is in the office or on the beach, there is nothing she finds more rewarding than creating an environment where people can achieve their full potential.




Mike Munro AM is an Australian broadcasting icon.

His decades of authentic reporting have made him one of Australia’s most trusted and respected media figures.

Though his name is synonymous with the very highest calibre of TV journalism, Mike actually started his career spending twelve years in newspapers around the globe.

After joining Channel Ten News he became a reporter on 60 Minutes. He went on to host programs like A Current Affair and This is Your Life on the Nine Network and Sunday Night on the Seven Network.

In 2014, Mike was made a member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his charity work and contribution to journalism.

Over the past year Mike has been producing and hosting four one-hour documentaries for Foxtel’s History Channel on bushrangers. Mike is related to the last bushrangers in Australian history with his great-uncle Patrick Kenniff hanged in Brisbane’s Boggo Road jail in 1903 for killing a policeman and a station manager.



Triple Shot is THE premiere party band from Northern Beaches Sydney, boasting a jam-packed, versatile show that consistently elevates any event – from ambient acoustic all the way to high-octane dance party, Triple Shot packs a memorable punch!

Out front is singer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Crouch, originally from Austin Texas, with hot guitar licks and wide-ranging vocals, crooning early and rocking out late. With Sydney’s own 20-year veteran backbone Brian Dolly-bass & Matt Hamilton-drums, the unique blend of rock-n-roll America and Australia comes to life.

Triple Shot creates a heightened experience by delivering high-energy performances from all the great music genres: 60’s-70’s-80’s, Aussie, classic & contemporary. For those about to party, we salute you…



The Breakwater Ball will be held at International College of Management Sydney – one of the city’s most breathtaking buildings. Perched on Manly’s headland with sweeping views, the venue will provide a stunning setting for an unforgettable night.

When Saturday 14th October 2017
Time 6PM
Where International College
of Management Sydney
151 Darley Road, Manly NSW 2095
Contact Jo Lynas – 0415 901 361
Dress Code Black Tie




On the night we will be hosting both a silent and LIVE auction with a range of fantastic items to be won, all generously donated. You’ll have plenty of chances to treat yourself, or why not start your Christmas shopping knowing that all proceeds are going to two great causes!


Our Auctioneer For The Evening

Elliott Shoebridge – Cunninghams

Having lived and worked locally all his life, Elliott has a huge passion for property and experience as an agent on the Northern Beaches covering from Manly to Palm Beach. Elliott is also a passionate licensed Auctioneer who recently finished runner up in the REINSW State Novice Auctioneering Final.

To Register via SMS
1. Text: breakwater followed by your full name to: 0458678678 (Example: breakwater Brad Pitt – Please note: capitals are not needed)
2. Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids.

To Register via browser
1. Visit:
2. Click on the ‘register’ button
3. Enter your details and click ‘submit’.
4. You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode. Use the passcode to login on any browser or click the link in the text to be automatically logged in on the browser on your smart phone.You are now ready to bid.


Luxury Cruiser Charter

Take 10 of your friends or clients on a 5 hour cruise around the stunning
Sydney Harbour on this amazing skippered 40 foot RIVERIA CRUISER. To get you started on your cruise, we will throw in a mixed case of wine.
It would be the perfect experience to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, Christmas party or just enjoying a day on the water.

Generously donated by Brian and Barbara Lees.
Valid until 30th April 2018, booking subject to availability.

Starting Bid: $1,500


Summer BBQ Pack

Summer is just around the corner, so make the most of it with the ultimate Summer BBQ pack. This must have experience is a “summer of free sizzle – for 3 months get 6 packs per week of gourmet meats from Peppercorn The Good Food Company, one mixed case of wine and a case of Yenda beer from Porter’s Liquor Balgowlah, Infinity Bakery vouchers, a shiny brand new BBQ and more!

Starting Bid: $1,200

Donors’ Websites:


A Round of Golf with Scott Draper

Scott Draper is one of the few athletes in history to win at the elite level in two sports – Tennis and Golf. Beyond his athletic achievements, Scott has made many successful transitions in life from overcoming OCD in his teens and the loss of his first wife at 25, to coaching the elite such as Lleyton Hewitt and Ash Barty.

Whether you want to compete against a pro or get personal tips on how to improve your game, a round of golf with Scott will be sure to be the highlight of your golfing career at one of Sydney’s finest Group 1 private courses – the historic and multiple award-winning, Manly Golf Club.

Your voucher includes golf (18 holes) for 3 players and on-course instruction with Scott. Following this, enjoy lunch with Scott at Hugos Manly to the value of $300.

Please note:

  • Voucher may be redeemed on a Monday or Thursday and is subject to availability of tee times. Available to book OCT, NOV 2017. Or, FEB – OCT 2018. (excludes DEC and JAN)

Starting Bid: $2,000

Donors’ Websites:


5 Course Degustation at Home – for 10 People

Impress your friends with an exquisite dining experience. Forget slaving over a hot stove, this is your chance to entertain and relax in your own home. Let a Michelin chef work their magic in your kitchen. To complete the experience, a professional waiter will be on hand to tend to you and your guests throughout the meal.

Package Includes:

  • A professional waiter for 5 hours
  • For 10 people served 5 courses
  • A professional Michelin trained chef to service your booking
  • A choice of 2 seasonal menus with the options for some customization if clients require
  • A printed menu and a bio of the chef to be placed on each table setting for the guests

Starting Bid: $2,165


PABLO PICASSO “The Taste of Happiness”, 1970

Colour lithograph from Picasso’s “Le Gout de Bonheur” portfolio. One of Picasso’s final projects, which he described as an exploration into “the confidence of an eighty-three year old man on the subject of desire and love”. In the last years of his life, painting became an obsession with Picasso, and he would date each picture with absolute precision, thus creating a vast amount of similar paintings – as if attempting to crystallize individual moments of time, but knowing that, in the end, everything would be in vain. Every work in this series is dated in the plate.

Starting Bid $2,000


Romantic Lunch via Seaplane – For 2 People

Whisk your loved one away for a special romantic lunch at Sydney’s well-renowned Cottage Point Inn. Travel in style via seaplane and enjoy the stunning Sydney views from this unique vantage point.

What’s Included:

  • Scenic flight over Sydney Harbour and Northern Beaches
  • Enjoy a three course lunch at The Cottage Point Inn
  • Return flight via the Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Starting Bid: $1,245



Thank you to the following sponsors:

Carla Zampatti

MM+J Architects

Hands On Health Care

True Protein

North Steyne Emporio

Manly Golf Course

The Boathouse Group

Australian Rugby Union

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

QI Health

Manly Fish Cafe

Disrupt Sports

Hoyts Warringah Mall


Gunners Barracks

Rebel Sport

Dan Murphy’s

Hanks Food

Belgrave Cartel

Cove Espresso Co Manly Wharf

Australian Turf Club

Baker’s Delight

Hampton House

Barefoot Coffee Traders

Infinity Bakery

Tribe Lifestyle

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Magazine

Erica’s Art of Training

Eco Downunder

Fresh at Manly

A Touch of Europe Bakehouse

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Dripping Wet

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Fitness First

Performance Training

Divine Balance for Lipsense

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Roseberry Street Roasters

Kaleid Swimwear






Includes three course dinner, beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks) & entertainment.



Includes three course dinner, beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks) & entertainment.


PER VIP TABLE OF 10 ($1,000 tax deductible receipt)

Includes three course dinner, beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks) & entertainment.





Q Station’s accommodation options all offer privacy, contemporary comfort and a truly unique setting to facilitate your complete experience. Choose from the 84 accommodation rooms with panoramic views of Sydney’s incredible Sydney Harbour, the grounds or the historic buildings of the Q Station. Less than 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk to ICMS.

As our accommodation partner, Q Station has offered a special rate of 10% off Best Available Rooms.

Please book directly via the hotel reservations team by calling 02 94661500 and mention the Breakwater Ball.

Tel: 02 9466 1500

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