While our friends in Sydney and Melbourne try to gather up the courage to dip their toes in the cold ocean, we've been enjoying water temps in the early twenties here on the Sunshine Coast. The end of summer is the perfect time to dive on in ... maybe that's why our friends at the Noosa Festival of Surfing hold their event in March each year. To be held 11-17 March 2012, another fantastic program of surf events and entertainment will be crammed into a week of family-frienldy wave-riding glory.
Come and see amateur and Pro longboard surfing plus a range of other surfing disciplines, including Stand Up Paddle, Tandem and Finless. The amateur divisions range from Under 15 Boys and Under 18 Girls through to Over 65 Men. The Festival will feature acoustic guitar legends Peter Howe and Tim Gaze, and Mayor Bob Abbot’s Green Machine blues band on opening night, with performances from Band of Frequencies, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, Guthrie and Asa Broomhall Band during the week. Movies to be screened include Sons of Beaches 72 and the world premiere of Californian film-maker Steve Cleveland’s Paradigm Shift. Festival director Phil Jarratt said the focus at this year’s festival would be on engaging the local community as well as the 5000 plus visitors. “We’ve got great stuff happening on the beach in and out of the water all week, so even if you don’t know much about surfing, this is the perfect opportunity to come down with the family and learn a bit about our sport while enjoying free entertainment and supporting some worthwhile charities.”
The Sunshine Coast Tourism and Leisure Expo will showcase all there is to see and do on the Sunshine Coast - from the relaxed to the more adventurous.
The Sunshine Coast’s iconic Noosa Beach Classic Car Show will this month celebrate 25 years of motoring history, with a special Royal themed event on the Queen’s Jubilee long weekend, September 30th.
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