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Donovan Frankenreiter – Free Gig – Sat 11 Feb

Posted on February 7th, 2012 in For the Diary, News Stories.

CORONA SESSIONS – DONAVON FRANKENREITER PLAYS FREE CONCERT LIVE AT THE ICONIC NEWPORT ARMS HOTEL

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11TH 5PM

 

The team at Corona are proud to present the Corona Sessions with Donovan Frankenreiter who will be playing a FREE concert gig at Newport Arms Hotel within their iconic beergarden overlooking Pittwater. Show time is from 5pm, so get in early for best vantage point.

When Donavon Frankenreiter was 10 years old, he got his first surfboard. Six years later, he picked up his first guitar. It was the beginning of a wildly creative journey: His improvisational twin obsessions have carried him around the globe and into his fans’ hearts.

Having released his fourth album, Glow, in 2010, he admits he still thrives on simply taking the plunge. “We don’t have a set show, if we did, I would go crazy,” he says. “You never know what’s going to happen. I love that element of surprise with music and surfing – you never catch the same wave twice.”

This singer/songwriter /pro-surfer is hitting our shores to tour for Corona and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s a combination of his laid back attitude, cruisy indie beach tunes, inspiring nature and sense of humour that have seen him build a loyal fan base all over the world, and his live shows are one of a kind.

Venue Details: Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya Street, Sydney

Phone: 9997 4900


Sugarmill weekend sale 4-6 Nov

Posted on October 28th, 2011 in For the Diary, Top stories.

This is a return thanks to the Sugarmill crew for hosting a film evening a few weeks ago on behalf of (among others) Surfrider Foundation. I told the guys I’d be happy to run a freebie for them as my little thanks for their efforts to help out good people like Surfrider Foundation. Quite the funky little shop if you haven’t dropped by there yet. Oh, and if you remember, would you tell ’em you heard about the sale on RealSurf? Cheers!


Surfrider Beach Clean-up: Sth Curly, SUN 15 May at 0830

Posted on May 11th, 2011 in Environment, For the Diary, Good causes, Top stories.

Grab your heavy gloves and join the Surfrider northern beaches crew for some beach cleaning activity at South Curl Curl this SUNDAY from 0830. Look for the Surfrider tent in the green space at South Curly where there’ll be bags and so on.
Questions? Contact Nick Mercer on 0410903712 or email him at nicholas.mercer[at]det.nsw.edu.au

Surfrider Northern Beaches
Surfrider Foundation Australia


Dig Deep for Donny Robson

Posted on August 25th, 2010 in Can you help?, For the Diary, Top stories.

Brendon ‘Donny’ Robson, well known local Mona Vale surfer and member of
Mona Vale Boardriders, working in the local surf industry was struck by a
car on Sunday 15th of August resulting in the loss of his left arm.

A fundraiser for Donny is being held at the Mona Vale Hotel on Thursday 2nd
of September 6:30 – 9:30pm.

Entry is $20 dollars and you will be in the draw for a brand new Board as a
lucky door prize.

Guest presenters will draw Raffle and auction prizes up for grabs on the
night.

So please join us and the local community in helping Donny get back in the
Line up.

If you can’t make the night you can make a pledge at any Westpac Branch
account name “Dig Deep for Donny”

You can also donate direct to the same account

Account Name : Dig Deep for Donny

BSB : 032 191
ACC : 339969

Thanks for your support

President
Mona Vale Boardriders


Wahu Surfer Grom Comps 19-20th December at Dee Why

Posted on December 15th, 2009 in Contests, For the Diary, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf News, Top stories.

Zack Lukas (Cudmirrah, NSW) will be one to look out for in the field of the Under 15s division. photo: PA/Surfing NSW

Calling all kids, calling all kids. Grab your boards and head out to the fifth event of the Wahu Surfer Grom Comps to be held on Sydney’s Northern Beach (NSW) this weekend.

There’s no turning back now with four of the seven Wahu Comps done and dusted. The powerhouse event moves from the Gold Coast to Sydney’s pristine Northern Beaches where the next breed of potential Mick Fanning’s and Stephanie Gilmore’s will take to the water.

The all-grommet event has already seen some excellent results so far, not only here in NSW but all around Australia.

A major focus for the event is the junior development aspect, promoting a fun competitive environment with the seriousness of competing in a surfing contest.

One sure starter taking part is Under 15 boys standout Zack Lukas (Cudmirrah, NSW) who says he thrives on competition whether he’s surfing at Newcastle (NSW), Surfers Paradise (QLD) or this coming weekend on Sydney’s Northern Beaches (NSW).

“I’ve surfed a few times at Dee Why and Curl Curl (both contest location options), but it doesn’t matter where I surf as I’m always up for new and different breaks to take on,” said Lukas, “At the moment all the boys are surfing really well, so I’ll be hoping for some good waves and just try to surf my best”

Featuring Under 9 and Under 11 divisions, the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp events cater for younger male and female ‘micro-grommet’ aged surfers who generally have to compete against older kids rather than kids their own age. The event features a fully professional event setup with computer scoring and commentary giving the competitors a taste of what their surfing heroes are used to on the ASP World Tour.

Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark says he’s excited about what the Wahu Grom Competitions have delivered so far.

“These prestigious junior events not only provide a perfect national junior surfing development program for our sport, but they maximise participation of budding ‘micro-grommet’ surfers from all over the country,” said Stark.

Besides the surfing, Lukas says that he loves turning up to the Wahu grom competitions with all that the event has to offer.

“I love mucking around with all the beach games that they (Wahu) provide for us. It’s so much fun and it’s such a good break from competition and watching heats.”

Divisions to be contested include Under 15 boys and girls, Under 13 boys and girls, Under 11 boys and girls, Under 9 parent assist mixed and Under 15 boys and girls Bodyboard divisions.

Apart from the surfing, there’ll be loads of other activities happening on the beach with plenty for competitors to do between heats with Wahu footys, flyers and balls bouncing and flying around left, right and centre. However the fun won’t stop there, with awesome prize packs awarded to respective divisional winners.

The event is mobile on the Northern Beaches with Curl Curl, Dee Why and Long Reef Beaches the event venue options. Competition is expected to get under way each day at 7:45am with the daily running schedule and contest location confirmed on the Surfing NSW Event Hotline (0458 247 212) after 6:45am each day of the event.

Limited entry places are still available across some divisions. To enter, contact the Surfing NSW Office on (02) 9349 7055.

The Wahu Surfer Groms Comp is proudly supported by Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.

Wahu Surfer Groms Comps Schedule:

Event 1

November 14-15 2009

Newcastle, NSW

Event 2

November 21-22 2009

Ocean Grove, Victoria

Event 3

December 5 2009

Glenelg, South Australia

Event 4

December 12-13 2009

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland

Event 5

December 19-20 2009

Northern Beaches, NSW

Event 6

January 12-13 2010

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Event 7

January 23-24 2010

Trigg Point, Western Australia


LATEST NEWS FROM NOOSA – TICKETS NOW ON SALE ON-LINE FOR SURF CITY EVENTS

Posted on December 15th, 2009 in Contests, For the Diary, Just for fun, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf culture, Surf history, Surf News, Top stories.

As the off-beach entertainment for the Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing, presented by Golden Breed, heats up, with additions to the program coming thick and fast, tickets went on sale on line last week for four ticketed events to be held at the Surf City village at Lions Park.

  • Richard Tognetti’s The Glide, with vision by Jon Frank and Jack McCoy, promises to be an outstanding performance, combining the master violinist’s twin passions for surf and music. Also featuring Satu Vanska and other members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Supported by Peter Howe and Tim Gaze.
  • Noosa Longboards presents Gidget’s Girls Night Out. A perfect retro fit, featuring special guest Kathy Kohner, (the original Gidget), live music, movies and a ‘50s swimsuit parade.
  • Going Vertical. The world premiere of the long-awaited documentary of the shorboard revolution will be a night to remember for surfers of all ages, with Bob McTavish, Dick Brewer and a host of surf stars in attendance.
  • Saturday Night at Surf City, with six great acts, headlined by The Beautiful Girls and Ash Grunwald. The climax to a week of killer entertainment.

Earlybird ticket prices now available, including a Platinum Pass to all ticketed events for just $165.

www.noosafestivalofsurfing.com

Hotline 07 54735676


SURFBOARD ART AUCTION – MANLY – THIS MONDAY!!!

Posted on November 25th, 2009 in For the Diary, Good causes, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf culture, Surf history, Surf News, Top stories.
by Cheralyn Darcey - assemblage artist

by Cheralyn Darcey - assemblage artist

by Marcie O'Neill, Aloha Creative Director

by Marcie O'Neill, Aloha Creative Director

RealSurfers, You could own one of these awesome surfboards. During the Manly Festival of Surfing, around town you may have seen some of these incredible works of art. They have been painted and sculpted by some of the best local artists and they need homes from Monday night – 30 November.

That night, Global Surf Industries will host a live auction at the Steyne Hotel and all proceeds will go to the Disabled Surfers Association and Surfaid.

Global Surf Industries, once again, shows their big heart. This is the second year that they have pioneered this event and donated the 30 free surfboards for artists to paint and sculpt.

AUCTION DETAILS:

To place a silent bid, check them out and make your bid at our on-line gallery!

OR attend the final live auction on Monday 30 November at The Steyne Hotel.

On-line bidding closes 4pm (est) Monday 30 November.
Bids can only be trumped in person at the Live Auction Event:
Level 2, The Steyne Hotel, 75 The Corso Manly
6pm Monday 30 November

Here’s a link to the official Manly Festival of Surfing web site:

http://www.manlyfestivalofsurfing.com.au

by Cheralyn Darcey - assemblage artist by Cheralyn Darcey – assemblage artist
by Roger Harvey - freelance cartoonist working in Manly by Roger Harvey – freelance cartoonist working in Manly
Sanchez Sanchez - Venezuelan born Visual artist, who now works and lives in Sydney Sanchez Sanchez – Venezuelan born Visual artist, who now works and lives in Sydney

See them all in the on-line gallery!

– Shari



WICKED SURFBOARD ART IN MANLY

Posted on November 3rd, 2009 in For the Diary, Good causes, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf culture, Surf history, Surf News, Top stories.
by Marcie O'Neill, Aloha Creative Director

by Marcie O'Neill, Aloha Creative Director

Manly is definitely no stranger to surfboard displays. But take a walk around town from now until 9 November and you’ll see some pretty unusual looking ones in the windows of local shops and restaurants.

These surfboards have been painted and sculpted by some of the best local artists and will be out on display for you to enjoy throughout the Manly Festival of Surfing.

Then, they’ll go into hiding until Monday, 30 November. That night, the Global Surf Industries will host a live auction at the Steyne Hotel and all proceeds will go to the Disabled Surfers Association and Surfaid.

Global Surf Industries, once again, shows their big heart. This is the second year that they have pioneered this event and donated the 30 free surfboards for artists to paint and sculpt.

AUCTION DETAILS:

To place a silent bid, check them out and make your bid at our on-line gallery!

OR attend the final live auction on Monday 30 November at The Steyne Hotel.

On-line bidding closes 4pm (est) Monday 30 November.
Bids can only be trumped in person at the Live Auction Event:
Level 2, The Steyne Hotel, 75 The Corso Manly
6pm Monday 30 November

Here’s a link to the official Manly Festival of Surfing web site:

http://www.manlyfestivalofsurfing.com.au

by Cheralyn Darcey - assemblage artist

by Cheralyn Darcey - assemblage artist

by Roger Harvey - freelance cartoonist working in Manly

by Roger Harvey - freelance cartoonist working in Manly

Sanchez Sanchez - Venezuelan born Visual artist, who now works and lives in Sydney

Sanchez Sanchez - Venezuelan born Visual artist, who now works and lives in Sydney

See them all in the on-line gallery!

– Shari


TONIGHT in Manly: be there for Surfrider!

Posted on October 27th, 2009 in For the Diary, Good causes.

It’s Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches Beach Benefit Bash and we want to see you there.

WHERE: Wharf Bar, Manly Ferry Wharf
& WHEN:  TONIGHT, Thr 29th October from 6pm

Get your entry tickets ($25, includes first drink) on the door or buy online at
www.surfrider.org.au/fundraiser

Come along and have a great night out, listen to Goons of Doom, surf films
by Tim Bonython and comedy by Wendy Harmer.  Your ticket also gets you a
free drink and canapes on arrival.

Bring your wallets to get to be in with the chance to take home one of our
great auction items..
A surf trip to the Maldives
A surf trip to Tasmania
Eco friendly Balsa Board Kit – impress your mates and make it
yourself

Dont fancy those? Our raffle and silent auction will get you…..
Rip Curl Mens Spring Suit and Watch
Ladies Mini Mal from Wicks surf shop

A bundle of surf gear from Aloha
FCS fins & tailpads
Womens and Mens Mambo goodie bags – a new summer outfit
Personal Nutrition session from Your Food Coach
Bodyboards
A 6 course degustation dinner for two at Whitewater Restaurant
A meal for two at newly opened Green Groper restaurant in Narrabeen
Surf lessons for two people
SUP lessons for two people
Plus loads of vouchers to spend at local shops!

Where: Wharf Bar, Manly
Time: from 6pm
When: Thursday 29th October
Cost: $25 plus 1 complimentary drink and canapes on arrival

Dont miss out on this big night in Manly, packed full of entertainment,
free goodies, live set from Goons of Doom, surf films from Tim Bonython and
a fun night out on a Thursday.

See you there!

Surfrider Foundation Beach Bash!

Surfrider Foundation Beach Bash!


FRIDAY night at the movies

Posted on October 27th, 2009 in For the Diary, Top stories.

Tim Bonython’s latest Australian Surf Movie Festival Comes to the Balgowlah RSL at 8 pm tonight.

I’ve got a couple pairs of tix to give away to the show (must be 18 or over to attend!). All you have to do is be the first to send me your name and moby/ph so that I can have Tim put it on the door list.

To give you an idea of what the show’s about, here’s a pic and a note Tim sent out to his friends… (you’ll also find a link to his online booking page too)

ASMF Shipsterns sequence should be scary.

ASMF Shipsterns sequence should be scary.

This year has been a very good year.

If I was to rate a successful trip/shoot like a bottle of wine, I would give this year a 93/100.

This year there were two very memorable surf shoots that I will put into my top 10 surf shoots EVER in my 30 years of looking, which is all part of this years ASMF – Take 8.

I have sub titled this years ASMF as the past – present & future. The past has been the best of my gold from over the years – the present has been the best of what I have shot this year here in Australia & overseas & the FUTURE is the tow-in event with Australia’s best juniors in my old home ground of South Australia at Streaky Bay with the Intense Wave Invitational where the surf was as good as gets with 20 to 30 feet walls of perfection – as good as anyway where, even better than big Sunset Beach.

And then there is what I shot in Tassy last week. No one has disputed that Shipsterns was as big & heavy as it was last Monday & lucky I slipped away while creating the master for this years festival to bring back the gold back & make this years festival finale as good as it could be.

The footage from this session is simply mind blowing.

Every time I look at it & question it, why no one was seriously injured or even killed during this day at Shipsterns.

It was unbelievable & totally historic.

ASMF 2009 kicks off