:: Bellingen Writers

If you're a reader of Surfing World then you would have come across the unique perspective of Derek Hynd.  This morning we managed to find ourselves in an audience with legendary surfers and life-long writers Derek Hynd and Rusty Miller as well as Kurungabaa Collective contributors Taylor Miller and Kim Satchell. The occasion was the kick off to the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival and Hynds tale of Fred Van Dyke's brush with enlightenment in the California Redwood forests in the Summer of '62 was as entertaining as it was historical.  This was no ordinary literary hob-nob.   The focus was squarely on surfing, the venue was the classically coastal Headland Cafe at Valla Beach and of course the day began with a stoked filled surf.

If you find yourself in the Bellingen area tomorrow or over the weekend be sure to stop in and engage yourself in the Festival.  It's not all surfing but we're stoked that surfing kicked it off!  Full details online.

Heard there's some nice waves about in Manly this morning with more on the cards tomorrow! Hope you're getting amongst it!

DAILYMurray Fraser