An added feature of the night will be the showing of the short movie ‘ The Fishermans Son’. Both films are part of Patagonia’s new initiative, The New Localism.
To learn more visit: www.patagonia.com.au/thenewlocalism
Doors will open at 5.30pm for 7.00pm start. Food and drinks available
Over the past few years there’s been a recent resurgence of the ukulele. Popular artists such as Jack Johnson and Vance Joy have all had major hits featuring the soothing cords of ukuleles, which seem to conjure images of palm trees, beaches, flowers, and that easy going island vibe.
Between the months of March and July, Surf World Gold Coast will host a rare Ukulele Exhibition in celebration of this amazing instrument. The exhibition will feature ‘A Century of Ukuleles’. Consisting of early Portuguese and Hawaiian models dating back to 1915, to modern and present day Hawaiian and U.S. models, the vast display is a rare and wonderful array of prominent pieces that few would have experienced.
So if you’re a ukulele enthusiast, or you’d simply like to see the historic displays of surfing memorabilia featured at Surf World Gold Coast, drop by for a visit.
World renown author and Surf World advocate, Tim Baker, has made a living from embracing everything to do with surfing. Having twice received the Australian Surfing Hall of FameCulture Award, Tim has recently penned a brilliant article on Surf World Gold Coast and its mission to preserve the history of surfing.
Click here to read the article.
Due to the success of our first ukulele night, Surf World Gold Coast is happy to announce a second ukulele night entitled ‘A 100 years of Ukuleles’. Kicking off at 5pm Thursday 4 June, the event will feature live entertainment from the Coolangatta Ukulele Club who will be greeting guests as they arrive, and also a solo performance from one of the leading ukulele players on the Gold Coast, Chad Sheather. Chad was a sensation at our original Ukulele night with his impressive skills, and due to demand he is back again to the delight of guests and will also be accompanied by an electric bass player and a lead vocalist.
The ukulele exhibition that is currently on at Surf World Gold Coast will be on display for guests along with the vast collection of historic boards that feature throughout the museum. The ukulele exhibition consists of early Portuguese and Hawaiian models dating back to 1915, to modern and present day Hawaiian and U.S. models. It is a vast display and consists of rare and wonderful pieces that few would have experienced. The surf film, Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, will also be shown on the evening. This insightful documentary features the life and times of Eddie Aikau, the iconic Hawaiian waterman best known for the namesake big wave event held in his honor at Waimea Bay and the even more iconic bumper sticker ’Eddie Would Go’. It is a must see film for anyone who’s remotely interested in surfing, Hawaiian history, or documentaries in general.
There will also be a BBQ with beer,wine and soft drink available. This is an all ages event, and only a limited number of tickets are available, so get in quick to secure your spot for what is sure to be a terrific evening.
Phone Surf World Gold Coast on 07 55 256380 or email for more information.