SURFING LIFE OAKLEY BIG WAVE AWARDS 2013
NO CONTEST SINGLETS, NO RATING POINTS, JUST ONE REALLY BIG WAVE
$35,000 PRIZE MONEY UP FOR GRABS
The Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards have been playing a huge part in Australasian surfing culture for over 10 years, celebrating the huge achievements of these incredibly fearless surfers – and this year is no different!
The Annual awards night was hosted last night by Glen Moriarty & Nick Carroll, at Simmer On The Bay, Dawes Point, with some of surfing’s legendary hero’s in attendance along with some of surf’s fresh and upcoming talent.
Categories in this year’s competition included: ‘Biggest Wave’, ‘Biggest Slab’ and ‘Biggest Paddle-In’ with the winner of the Biggest Wave ridden taking a massive cheque for $20,000 and another $15,000 award up for grabs in other categories.
This year’s finalists were solely decided on by the surfers themselves who were asked to vote for their favourite wave across each category. The winners were left in the capable hands of an elite panel of big wave experts to ultimately decide who wipes out the competition!
Big-wave prodigy Marti ‘Moose’ Paradisis took out the 2013 grand title of ‘Biggest Wave’ scoring himself a cool $20,000 cheque. Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker took out the ‘Biggest Slab’ title and the award for the ‘Biggest Paddle-in’ went to the infamous Jeff ‘Camel’ Goulden.
The Surfing Life’s Oakley Big Wave Awards has been an ongoing event which supports and celebrated the best of the best in big wave surfing, each year challenging the surfers to take it that one step further to win the ultimate Big Wave title.
WHO ATTENDED: Lil Jon, Nacho Pop, Bondi Rescue Crew, Dingo, Kurt Tippett, Perth Standlick, Delta Riggs, Short Stack, Tom Whitaker & many more of your favourite big wave surfers
Christmas music given a shake-up as stars from around the World share their own Festive/holiday playlists with fans on rara.com to celebrate free trial. On the fourth day of Xmas the way to dance around the tree… is listening to my fave star’s playlist on Rara.com for FREE
Sydney Social 101 is excited to announce that a music streaming service has overhauled traditional Christmas playlists in favour of more modern mixes created with the real moods of the festive period in mind; reflecting the different ways we all celebrate Christmas in 2012. We’re HUGE fans of Xmassy songs here at SS101 HQ and we love a sneak look into the musical tastes of our celebs, so this is right up our street!
Rara.com the easy-to-use instant music service – has enlisted the help of global music stars and names from the worlds of fashion, food, sports and entertainment to update its festive playlists. These famous faces have created hand-crafted compilations inspired by their own festive experiences, to give their fans a glimpse of exactly what they’ll be listening to this Christmas
Whether that’s giving their fans tunes for a hip-hop inspired Christmas party (thanks to UK rapper Tinchy Stryder), songs to enjoy with friends during the break between Christmas and the New Year (courtesy of Home & Away actress, Rhiannon Fish), giving their fans tunes for a hip-hop and dance inspired NYE party (thanks to Actor, Model and CelebrityDJ, Didier Cohen and Actor &MTV VJ, Keiynan Lonsdale) and even a high-energy playlist to help shed those pounds after all the excess of the party season (created by music artist and XFactor judge, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, as well as Urban Pop artist Timomatic), these new playlists have it covered, whatever mood you’re in.
Other playlists include music for driving home to see family during the festive period (put together by Australia’s Next Top Model judge, Charlotte Dawson), songs to recharge after NYE and get ready for 2013 with (compiled by Media Commentator and Entertainment Editor-at-Large at News.com.au, Melissa Hoyer), and even tunes to reflect on the good times from 2012 (from musician Brian McFadden).
The move comes as rara.com gives the gift of music and launches its seven day free trial so these playlists – and many more already created by some of the biggest rock, pop, and urban artists in the world – are available to all completely free of charge.
Nick Massey, CEO, rara.com said, “We’re really excited to be working with all of these big names who are all passionate about music, to deliver an early Christmas present and celebrate the launch of our free trial this December. As a music service that offers songs for every moment and mood, we wanted to create interesting, hand-crafted playlists that fit how people are really feeling at this joyous, hectic, crazy time of the year. As well as these quirky festive-themes playlists we also have others curated by global music stars from all genres for our listeners to enjoy all year round.”
Until January 31st anyone can find, play and share unlimited music from millions of tracks available on rara.com, completely free, for seven days. Just log on to rara.com online and use voucher code HOLIDAY2012. After the seven day free trial rara.com is just $0.99 (AUD) and $1.99 (NZ) per month for the first three months, then $7.99 (AUD/NZ) per month after that.
rara.com is also available on-the-go via apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Windows 8 devices. Online and mobile costs are $2.99 (AUD/NZ) per month for the first three months, and then $12.99 (AUD) and $13.99 (NZ) each month.
Randwick City Council presents
The Coogee Carols
Sunday, 16 December 2012
6.30pm at Goldstein Reserve on Coogee Beach
Hosted by Andrew Mercado & Jo Casamento
Confirmed performers include but not limited to
Katie Nejaim, Chris Paton, Joseph Sullivan, Tony Cogin,
Vanessa Fallon, Sara Carvalho, Chloe Marshall, Amber Lawrence, Brendan Moar, Kurt Phelan, Josh Quong Tart,
Emma Cooperthwaite, Jaynie Seal, Katie Parry, Christopher Horsey & Santa
Randwick City Council presents the COOGEE CAROLS at the Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach on Sunday, 16 December 2012 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Each year, this free event draws an audience from local and surrounding areas to celebrate community, family and the spirit of Christmas, opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Locally based celebrities and personalities volunteer their time to appear at The COOGEE CAROLS performing traditional and contemporary carols, supported by a twelve piece band, and of course a special appearance by Santa.
Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen said, “Summer’s in the air and with the festive season almost upon us, please join us at Coogee Carols to celebrate what’s best about our City: our community.”
Large Screens are placed at Goldstein Reserve to ensure that everyone can see the performances.
The COOGEE CAROLS
VENUE: Goldstein Reserve, foreshore near Coogee Beach
DATE: Sunday 16 December
TIMES: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Six Degrees Management is thrilled to announce that Australia’s most successful male artist, Guy Sebastian, is heading back on the road next March and April for his ‘Get Along’ tour. Guy will play shows in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and his hometown, Adelaide. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 27 November at 9am.
After nine successful years, Guy has earned a place in Australian music history as the Australian male artist with the most number one singles. His recent single Battle Scars (featuring US rapper Lupe Fiasco) debuted at number one on the ARIA singles chart, where it remained for an amazing six consecutive weeks. Battle Scars gave Guy his first American hit, peaking at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hip Digital Song Chart. Guy performed it on Late Night with David Letterman with Lupe Fiasco.
Guy is looking forward to playing songs off his latest album Armageddon, which was released in October, debuting at number two on the ARIA album chart. “I can’t wait to get back on the road again and play songs from my new album,” Guy says. “Of course I’ll play all the old favourites too!”
Guy is one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters and has proved his place as an Australian idol. After winning the first series in 2003, Guy captured the hearts of Australians with his unique and incredible vocal talent. Since then his success has carried over into seven multi-platinum albums and countless sell-out tours. Add to this his string of awards and the fact he is the only Australian male artist in Australian music history to achieve six chart-topping singles – Battle Scars, Angels Brought Me Here, All I Need Is You, Out With My Baby, Like It Like That and Who’s That Girl? – and you can see why Guy truly is a world-class talent.
Make sure you get along to Guy Sebastian … this is a show you don’t want to miss!
Guy’s new album Armageddon is out now through Sony Music.
Tickets on sale Tuesday 27 November from the below outlets.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES: GUY SEBASTIAN
Thursday 28 March Perth, Crown Theatre ticketek.com.au 132 849
Friday 5 April Melbourne, Palais Theatre ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Friday 12 April Brisbane, Brisbane Convention Centre ticketek.com.au 132 849
Friday 19 April Sydney, Hordern Pavilion ticketek.com.au 132 849
Friday 26 April Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre venuetix.com.au 08 8225 8888
Australia’s largest outdoor cinema, Opel Moonlight Cinema, will welcome the return of summer with its 17th season of film in some of the nation’s finest public parks and gardens.
Combining a festival-like atmosphere with an unrivalled setting, Opel Moonlight Cinema will showcase an impressive mix of advance previews, recent release, classic and cult films during its three month season across Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.
Highlights of the program include Peter Jackson’s prequel to the Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Daniel Craig’s return in the 23rd installment of Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, Skyfall; and the highly anticipated film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic Les Misérables.
Cinema-goers can also look forward to the family friendly animated comedy, Wreck-It Ralph; the adventure film based on the 2001 best-selling novel of the same name, Life of Pi and the 2012 thriller, Argo, directed by Ben Affleck. The program will also feature much-loved cult films including Top Gun and Grease Sing-A-Long.
To complete the ultimate night of film under the stars, guests can bring along a picnic hamper, hire a bean bed and sample the delicious range of food and beverages available or indulge in a little luxury with PayPal Gold Grass tickets* including reserved seating and premium viewing location.
Moonlight Cinema 2012-13 season dates and locations:
The official program will be announced in November. For further information visit www.moonlight.com.au.
*PayPal Gold Grass is available only in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
James Kerley has had an incredibly diverse career. Along with being an extremely successful Radio and TV Host, he is also a qualified pilot and now an author. 2012 see’s Kerley release his first book – The Man Plan, a printed version of Kerley’s all too familiar cheeky style with irreverent tips on how to ‘get one’s sh*t together’ – from fitness to finance, romance to cooking, mental health issues to career and more.
Kerley decided to write this book hoping that the lessons he has learnt through life will help others in some way – “I learnt a lot writing this book. There are so many easy tricks that make life easier as a guy or at least give the impression that we know what we are doing…… The book covers something from every angle of life. If a guy can pick it up and have a few laughs and learn one thing that makes him kick a little more arse in one or two areas of his life – I’m stoked.”
James began his career as host of the long running children’s show ‘Sarvo’ which aired on Foxtel’s Nickelodeon channel. His strong background in improvisation and writing, coupled with polished MC’ing skills and natural comedic style has seen him co-host the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards twice and be a guest presenter at the ARIA Awards. Currently Kerley is hosting Channel 9’s Eclipse Music TV. He has interviewed dozens of international and local artists including Silverchair, The Prodigy, Kings of Leon, Lady Ga Ga, Kanye West, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrel and Steve Carrel – just to name. Kerley also hosted Network Ten’s daily entertainment program, Taken Out, a 65 episode unscripted dating show that also aired nationally on Foxtel for over 18 months.
Steadily becoming a popular face of youth culture, Kerley has traveled throughout Australia, the US and Europe for TV and radio interests. As a talented writer, Kerley has written for Cleo magazine in addition to regular articles in various Australian publications. He has a Bachelor of Media and Writing.
Clinique Skin Supplies for Men has worked with James to produce a limited number of customised copies of The Man Plan that will be available as a Gift With Purchase at www.clinique.com.au from late November. Simply spend $75 online including a purchase of a Skin Supplies for Men set and receive The Man Plan as your gift.
And for one night only see James at the Skin Supplies for Men Pop up Store in Westfield Sydney on Thursday Nov 22nd from 5pm where he will be doing a book signing.
Here at Sydney Social 101 we’re always on the look out for a new pub to frequent! We are very happy to announce that there’s a new watering hole in town! Gallagher Hotels, the Sydney hotel group, has launched its new French-inspired hotel, Le Pub. Located at 66 King Street Sydney and situated right next door to Louis Vuitton, it is the perfect addition to Sydney’s growing French quarter!
Le Pub, owned and managed by husband and wife hotelier team Patrick and Angela Gallagher, is the perfect retreat for a midday cider or wine, delicious private dining or after work drinks.It is the seventh hotel in the Gallagher group; joining other Sydney favorites such as Irish themed PJ Gallagher’s and French bistro The Union.
Inspired by the Parisian metro, Le Pub is nestled underground with dual entrances from both King and York streets. It includes all the elements of a true pub and bistro, including a TAB, big screens and dual dining areas, while offering an authentic feeling of Paris, with the furniture and fittings sourced from Europe.
Angela Gallagher, General Manager, Gallagher Hotels, comments, “With more than 32 years experience in the hotel industry, Patrick and I are proud to add Le Pub to our growing offering of venues across Sydney. Our passion for good food and wine is perfectly aligned to the French culture. We’ve been very particular in our selection of cuisine, beverages and design to ensure we create a truly authentic feel.”
Gallagher Hotels are famed for their legendary menus and wine, and Le Pub is no exception. Award winning Executive Chef Ronny Ghantous has created a menu that truly celebrates French dining. With both pub and restaurant menus offering an expansive selection, Le Pub remains grounded and accessible, promoting ‘every day’ French food. The menu provides something for everyone, including homemade Duck Rillette, the Gallaghers award winning Beef Bourgiogon Pie and the indulgent Tarte au Chocolat Cacahuète.
The drinks menu also offers an array French Aperitifs, Cognacs and Absinthes, including; Lillet, Massenez Calvados, and La Grande Absente. Wines have been carefully sourced from various regions across France, These include Champagne Grande Marques, such as Pol Roger, Moet Chandan and Krug; reputable producers, Albert Mann and Hugel from Alsace and Premier Cru wines from Burgundy…. to name a few.
Angela comments, “We worked with a French Sommelier to create the beverage menu for Le Pub. We are proud to be offering a boutique selection, with traditional French brands that you wouldn’t find in many other Sydney establishments. We also have the typical ranges of Beer, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, but we will be encouraging our customers to try something different to get the authentic Le Pub experience.”
Recognised by their customers and industry peers alike, the Gallaghers have received numerous awards including: 2012 Finalist Savour Awards – Best Restaurant In A Pub (Uncorked, The Union), Winner – Chef of the Year 2010 (Ronny Ghantous, Executive Head Chef of Gallagher Hotel Management), Winner – Restaurant and Caterers NSW Awards for Excellence 2010 – Best Restaurant In A Pub (Uncorked, The Union).
Get out of Sydney this New Years Eve and ring in the New Year with a truly unique experience at Peats Ridge
Just one hour north of Sydney in beautiful Glenworth Valley is the ultimate New Years getaway. If you’re wondering what you should do this New Years Eve, skip the hectic city scene, the long lines to city bars and clubs and head to Peats Ridge Festival of Music, Arts & Sustainability for the best alternative solution to your celebrations.
Over three amazing nights from December 29th to January 1st, the team behind Peats Ridge Festival will bring you the total escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a range of arts events, markets, music and activities. Don’t miss this chance to emerge into the New Year knowing you ended this year with a festival experience like no other.
The Festival is an opportunity to get out there and try out new and exciting experiences. Head into the workshop space for a dance or yoga class, or a fun group drumming session. The Peats markets are also an unmissable part of the Festival; some of the best retailers from around the country will set up shop and peddle anything from vintage clothing, to fair trade coffee and tea, beautiful jewellery and fisherman’s pants (a Festival must-have).
Away from the music stages, the arts program is as much the star of the show as the amazing line-up of bands. This year there will be a brand new theatre, a giant trapeze show, guerrilla projections, interactive installations, and dance and cabaret shows.
Unwind and recharge on your Peats Ridge getaway. Bring along your own camping gear, or rent a roomy and comfortable tepee in our sustainable Tepee Life Village, a mere walking distance away from the music and activities of the Festival. You will be surrounded by the Valley’s beautiful tea trees and an idyllic fresh water stream that you can take a quick dip in to cool off from the afternoon heat.
Wander away from the hubbub for a while and relax in the lush, silk-lined Chai Temple, a retreat complete with soothing cups of chai, treats and acoustic music to take you far away. Then come back down to Earth at Healing Haven, a riverside sanctuary offering yoga, meditation, sound healing and workshops. There is no better way to come into the New Year with a refreshed body, mind and soul, and here is where you will be transformed.
As a sustainable festival, Peats Ridge aims to be as kind to the environment as possible, with a waste management system designed to leave as little impact as possible to the beautiful surrounds of Glenworth Valley. Make sure to also visit the Eco-Living area for practical advice and hands-on activities to learn how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle when you return home.
Naturally, the Festival is all set to throw the ultimate party. This year the Festival will be counting down to midnight on New Years Eve with The John Butler Trio, as well as American soul band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings who together will provide a New Years soundtrack you’ll remember for many years to come.
Like Womadelaide and Byron Bay Roots and Blues rolled into one, Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival is the ultimate getaway and an alternative way to spend New Years in Australia. The event offers festivities and activities suitable for all ages, and you are welcome to invite friends and family to ring in the New Year surrounded by good vibes, happy faces, great music and the stunning river and bush of Glenworth Valley.
The Peats Ridge Festival is supported by the NSW Government through the Destination NSW Regional Tourism Partnership Program.