Monday, October 16, 2006

If surfing is your thing then listen up. If local music's your thing listen up too. If you're into both you'd better take a seat.

At 6pm Friday 27th October there's a paddle race at Oriental Bay to publicise this years SurfAid SuperSession fundraiser concert. The long-board and short-board races will both feature heaps of prizes - including spot prizes. There's boards, wetsuits, wax and t-shirts up for grabs so don't be shy.

The SuperSession concert itself is at the Wellington Town Hall on November 11th. "Who's playing" I hear you ask. Well. None other than The Phoenix Foundation, Open Souls, Twinset, OdESSA, The Little Bushmen, and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. Not a bad line-up huh?!

All proceeds go to the ongoing work of SurfAid International in Indonesia. SurfAid was set up by Kiwi surfer and doctor Dave Jenkins following a surfing trip to the Mentawai Islands. Sure, he enjoyed the infamously lush surf spot, but he was also motivated by the level of preventable disease locals had to deal with.

You may remember that due to their network of surf contacts in Indonesia, SurfAid were able to rally help faster than anyone following the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami. Their work continues, and you can help out by heading to one of the finest music events Wellington will see this year. Book at RealGroovy and Ticketek.

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