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ONE SIZE FITS ALL: Surfrider Shaper Tom Wegener will bring his Surfie wooden body boards to Coolum for the Golden Days Festival next weekend for the belly boarding competition.
ONE SIZE FITS ALL: Surfrider Shaper Tom Wegener will bring his Surfie wooden body boards to Coolum for the Golden Days Festival next weekend for the belly boarding competition. Contributed

GOLDEN Days Festival's family friendly, free admission day next Sunday in Tickle Park promises to be just as much fun as the main event - the high-profile music feast on Saturday, November 17.

As well as some great musicians, including The Band of Frequencies, The Mank, Floating Bridges, Mitch Davis and The Dawn Chorus, Apollo and The Sun and Ziggy Alberts, Sunday, November 18, will also feature the Surfrider Eco-Challenge.

The Eco Challenge aims to raise awareness about sustainable living, which ties in with Surfrider's national campaign, Rise Above Plastics, to reduce the use of plastics and their presence in our environment.

World-renowned shaper Tom Wegener has organised a belly boarding competition using a wooden board he has developed called the Surfie.

Wegener said belly boarding was popular a hundred years ago and was "a fun way to enjoy the surf".

"The surfie is a one-size-fits-all body board," he said.

"It is a very good size for the average person and will surf really well in small to medium surf.

"The best part of the board is the flex. A thin flexible board feels so good in little waves that it is addictive."

The person who gets the best wave on a Surfie will win one.

Wegener is also running a Beat Fred competition, where he will make one of his wooden Alaia surfboards for anyone who can get a better wave on one than Noosa Festival of Surfing Champion Fred Branger.

One of highlights of the day will be the Guinness World Record attempt at 11.30am for "The Most Surfers Riding the Same Wave". All surfers of all styles are welcome to participate.

For more information about the three-day festival, visit goldendaysfestival.com.


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