Articles tagged with "manly Festival of Surfing 2009"

Sticky: Blogging from the Festival of surfing

Posted by: on November 7th, 2009

Manly house really gets into the spirit of the festival.

Hello Friends, I’m sitting in our you-beaut RealSurf-Surfrider tent on Manly beach front, watching the passing parade, so I figured I oughta blog from here through the day.

It’s a lovely day and getti9ng lovelier, although we could do with better surfing conditions it has to be said. Nevermind, the wind has been steadily pushing up the energy level and we’re now starting to see some chest high plus sets. Good for trying out boards from the different folks down here with trial models to check out.

It was a pity we didn’t have a video crew down here to watch Shari and I puzzling over how to set up our outsize tent. Woulda made good reality tv as we struggled with flapping canvas and a sort of orgami in poles frame. Happily our good mate Kev from Surfrider turned up and with his very able assistance we got it all happening.

the view from RealSurf-Surfrider's tent

the view from RealSurf-Surfrider's tent

We’ve got a stack of RealSurf t-shirts from fundraisers past and since they weren’t doing anyone any good, we decided to bring them along and sell ’em for $10 each. Nice heavy, Aussie made of Aussie cotton too.

RealSurf and Surfrider's stall

And how does a set of $145 FCS fins for an investment of $2 sound? All you have to do is guess how many ‘orrible ciggie butts are in the Surfrider jar of shame, give us the 2 bucks and your details, and the FCS Goods-1 fins (similar to the G5s) could be yours.

How many butts in the jar? $2 guess could win you $145 set of FCS fins

How many butts in the jar? $2 guess could win you $145 set of FCS fins

 

Okay, that’s a start on this blogging caper. I might grab the camera and look for some more pics and tales from the beach for ya…so check back soon!

 

1400: update
Well, having a grand time chatting with folks stopping by the tent. I’d meant to do more blogging, but you know how it is…

The windswell seems to have perked up a wee bit so it’s giving the various contests running today a little scope for action.

I’m getting a scratchy throat talking to folk but gee it’s been great. Hoping maybe to go for a wave later. But I’m probably dreaming…

Got another couple piccies to share…

Whipping one in the slop but getting some acceleration.

Whipping one in the slop but getting some acceleration.

 

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Ducked down the esplanade toward Manly SLSC to see how the crew from Disabled Surfers Assoc. were doing. These folks are quite amazing, so it was good to hear that they were tracking along well fgort the day. DSA are totally volunteer powered and now have 14 branches in five states. A great accomplishment by any measure. Check out their website here.

The good people at Disabled Surfers Assoc raising a little awareness.

The good people at Disabled Surfers Assoc raising a little awareness.

When I came down to the paddle out for the Festival on Thursday, I was intrigued to see a photo booth (for want of a better term) on the beach. It turns out that it’s the heart of an interesting photographic art exercise. Billy and Mike are the cats behind the plummer/kennedy conspiracy, a sort of guerilla portraiture project. Their head-on portraits from the festival are apparently on display around Manly. Nice work it is too.

Mike from the conspiracy covering his work at Manly!

Mike from the conspiracy covering his work at Manly!

Morning of the Earth – LIVE at Manly

Posted by: on October 15th, 2009
Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.au

Buy tickets NOW or you could miss out!!!

THE MORNING OF THE EARTH LIVE CONCERT EVENT
North Head Sanctuary, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Sunday November 8, 2009 – 4:30pm

A worldwide icon of surfing, this seminal 70s surfing movie, Morning of the Earth, which was originally premiered at Manly Silver Screen Theatre in 1972, is now to be reborn as a live music and film event at the iconic North Head Sanctuary as a sunset concert on the green.

Almost 40 years later, the film is still regarded as the holy grail of surf movies and soundtracks.  Created by Australian film maker, Albert Falzon, the film changed the way we relate to surfing showing that surfing was more than a sport — it was also an attitude to life.

The Morning of the Earth Live Concert event will bring to life the full-length film played as the backdrop to performances of the full soundtrack by original writers and performers Brian Cadd and Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud). They are joined on stage by Mike Rudd from Spectrum, brilliant Aussie newcomers Lior and Old Man River and a group of outstanding musicians. Together they create an atmosphere of the 70’s lived out in the sound and sight of today.
The event is a sunset concert on the green, to be held in the beautiful surrounds of North Head Sanctuary.  Set on a huge green field, amongst the old Royal School of Artillery at iconic North Head, bring your picnic blanket to soak up a beautiful summer sunset in this huge field, right on the edge of the ocean.  Food and drink for your picnic experience will be available on the site.  Organisers have also made available a concession ticket for children under 12 in an effort to encourage a family environment.
There will be free STA buses operating from all the key public transport and car parking hubs to get you to the site.  All you have to do is get yourself to Manly!

The Morning of the Earth Live Concert Event is the highlight of The Manly Festival of Surfing.  From November 5 to 8, join legends of the surf and local enthusiasts for one massive celebration of Australian culture.
In what is hoped to be the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Manly extends an open invitation to all Australians to a non-stop mix of not only board-riding itself, but of music, fashion, art, film and literature too.
Tickets for the Morning of the Earth Live Concert Event are available through www.ticketmaster.com.au and are on sale from Wednesday September 23, 2009.

For more information, log onto www.morningoftheearth.com or www.manlyfestivalofsurfing.com.au.
For further enquiries regarding the Morning of the Earth Concert or the Manly Festival of Surfing, please contact:
Megan Clancy on 02 9977 4969 or 0409 977 282 – [email protected], or
Chris Moss on 02 9948 2343 or 0414 402 664 – [email protected]

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Make Waves for Manly’s Festival of Surfing – 5-8 Nov 2009

Posted by: on September 17th, 2009

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Manly NSW — This November, join legends of the surf and local enthusiasts for one massive celebration of Australian culture. Presented by Global Surf Industries, with thanks to Manly Council, the Manly Festival of Surfing is hitting shores from November 5 to 8, 2009. And Don and Shari from RealSurf will be there too!

 As the Global Surf Industries mantra goes, “life is better when you surf”, so what better way to put this motto into action and celebrate our national pastime than by staging a huge four day, action-packed event in Australia’s spiritual birthplace of surfing – and one of the most beautiful spots in the world – Manly.

In what they hope to be the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Manly extends an open invitation to all Australians to a non-stop mix of not only board-riding itself, but of music, fashion, art, film and literature too.

Best bit? It’s an event for everyone. Following a paddle-out ceremony for one and all to kick things off, there’ll be loads (and loads) of awesome stuff to do. Daily surf lessons will be a must-do, plus you can take in a surf documentary at Manly Cinema, chow down at a first-class dinner with some of our true surfing legends with the likes of Tom Carroll, Layne Beachley and Damien Hardman or stick around until dark for night surfing demos.

To soak up even more of Manly’s surf history spanning almost a century, the Manly Surf Club and The Manly Art Gallery will be open for all to view during the festival period. If you’re looking to take a small piece of this incredible surf festival home, 30 surfboard artworks from various local artists have been created and scattered throughout Manly’s shop fronts, which will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Disabled Surfers Association and Surf Aid International.

The public will also have the opportunity to test all of the latest and greatest board models available from extremely popular 7s Fishes through to the wild and wonderful Meyerhoffer longboard designs, courtesy of major surfboard distributors including Manly’s very own –Global Surf Industries.

If you haven’t  caught the super contagious surfing bug after all of that, grab a ticket, kick back and soak up the atmosphere of the 1970’s film classic Morning Of The Earth. This visual masterpiece will be played as the backdrop to the live performance of the original soundtrack, which will be played live by the original writers and performers Brian Cadd and Tim Gaze.

Grab your board (and your festival spirit) and join celebrities Wayne Gardner, Bob McTavish and a host of surfing experts to watch a community come together for the inaugural Manly Festival of Surfing. ‘Cos surfing isn’t just a sport – it’s a way of life!

 

For more information, log onto www.manlyfestivalofsurfing.com.au

For media enquiries please call Luke Dean-Weymark at Use My Mind on 02 8399 0411 or 0412 062 200.

For event enquires please call Meegan Clancy on 0409 977 282.

 

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