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Duke's Day 2015 - the wrap up…..

Discussion in 'NSW' started by oldman, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, so here's the scoop…..
    The day started, for some, at 5:30 am at Freshwater beach for the Salute to the Sun photo shoot.
    Surfers were invited to bring their favourite 'board down & gather for a pic. as the sun rose …..
    I was number 162 & I reckon there were at least 200 turn up - the biggest so far.

    The rest of the day was spent surfin', swimming, watching displays of timber 'board building, talks by visiting Hawaiins, food stalls,displays of 100 years of surfboards, etc, etc, (I think you get the picture ;))
    Kombis started rolling in from about 7:00 am & we totalled 18 at last count.
    Folks came & went as their Saturday commitments allowed, so I may not have snapped everyone…..sorry if I missed you.

    Nice RHD converted Westy

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    Very nice paintwork by a young, local panelbeater

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    One of Geoff's babies out for the day...

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    This had serious engine work going on…

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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cut Fleetline panel full of young folks loving the kombi company

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    New to me & very tidy

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    John's tidy split on the right & a recently resto'd one on the left, ( yes it is unregistered…..)

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    Kombi family bay & Murray's Ratmuller SC
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  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Markus….where were you ? Recognise these plates/bus….?

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    Alex & his bus Rhonda kept us fed all day….thanks mate !!

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    Mike's very tidy bay'n'board

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    Club VW is always represtented

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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Greg's rat split always draws attention…..the plates say it all

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    Shayne & his pride'n'joy were just diggn' the day. Nice to be around people like this

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    The Tardis set-up for the day & going nowhere in a hurry !!

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  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is "Tricky" the bulldog….
    Tricky has bad arthritis but swims at Freshy everyday. He walked the displays stoically but when he couldn't walk any further, he was ably assisted into his chariot by his owners.
    I hope my children are this kind to me when I get arthritic……brought a tear to my eye. Lovely people, great dog.

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    Tricky's ride

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    Lock'n'load

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    Headn' for a well earned rest

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    The afternoon rounded off with performances by local muso's…..an absolutely awesome accoustic steel string guitarist - a young Freshy "unknown" - Ziggy - that had people stopped people in their tracks to listen &
    a set by Northern Beaches local "more experienced" - (read grey) - surf band "Gravy & the Bones".
    This was followed by a series of three short films by local filmmakers & then the screening of Jack McCoy's tribute to surfing culture/history & surfboard development, " A Deeper Shade of Blue"
    Despite a few raindrops as the evening progressed, pretty much everyone stayed to the very end………and left absolutely stoked :cool:

    I didn't hear or see one incident of cranky people & when the crowds left, the only thing left on the grass was ice from eskys…a credit to the vibe that was created by the Freshy crew.
    If you didn't get there, put it in your diary for next year,,,,probably won't be as big, but Duke's Day is celebrated every year to recognise the introduction of surfing & aloha to Australia.

    Cheers, Mark ;)
     
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  6. stusbus

    stusbus Well-Known Member

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    Awesome pics Mark ! :) Saw little bits of the day on the news last night ! So bummed :(to have missed it looked like a great turnout of Kombi's & people enjoying the day !!
     
  7. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe next year Stu…?
    Plenty of time to get a crew together & make a run of it !!
     
  8. stusbus

    stusbus Well-Known Member

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    Already put it in the diary ! Just have to plan my holidays a bit better for this year i think o_O ! After all I am the boss:rolleyes:
     
  9. farquire

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  11. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    A few more photos from Dukes Day
     

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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahhh, I forgot about the hotrods…..:rolleyes:
    Thanks for those awesome shots Mike.
    In years past they have outnumbered the kombis……this year they only had three roll in….
    Damn fine vehicles though !
    Thanks for the pics. Kazz...
     
  13. Squidy

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    Spewin I missed it, looks like another great day
     
  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Steve, wasn't the same without you mate…...
     
  15. Squidy

    Squidy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks buddy, I'll Definately be back down for one, such a special day in the true spirit of Aloha
     
  16. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Aaaaaahhhhh, Kazz has found the "big pic." button !! :p
    Nice ! keep 'm coming…….
    Cheers, Mark
     
  18. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an excellent and chilled day.
    thanks for the pics

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  19. macada123

    macada123 New Member

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    Thanks for a great chilled relaxed morning , sorry we had to shoot off for a kids party.

    Lovely atmosphere and great to meet fellow Kombi owners , will definitely be back next year !
     
  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice one guys :D great to see it was a great day :p
     

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