Posted in: For the Diary, Good causes, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf culture, Surf history, Surf News, Top stories.Tags: disabled surfers association, Global Surf Industries, Manly Festival of Surfing, surfaid, Surfboard art auction.
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.
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:
by Cheralyn Darcey - assemblage artist
by Roger Harvey - freelance cartoonist working in Manly
Sanchez Sanchez - Venezuelan born Visual artist, who now works and lives in Sydney
See them all in the on-line gallery!
Posted in: Good causes, News Stories, Top stories.Tags: Design for Humanity is next Wednesday - r u going?, surfaid.
With the hottest event of the year, Billabong’s Design for Humanity, ready to kick off on February 18, 2009 at The Forum in Sydney, it’s not to late to get tickets and help raise much-needed funds for SurfAid International.
Joining the CASSETTE KIDS, Ashleigh Mannix and DJs The Bag Raiders are a host of names from the surfing world including former world champ Mark Occhilupo, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, the face of Billabong Girls Ash Cheadle and new ambassador Skye Bortoli, the founder of Teens Against Whaling.
With tickets only $30 (+ booking fee) this is one event not to be missed! For more information head to www.designforhumanity.com