SUNDAY 27 MAY, 2018 | Mooloolaba SUNSHINE COAST QLD

Kombis and surf boards are synonymous with each other as you very often you would see a surf board on the roof rack or inside a kombi.  So why not celebrate the two great icons of the 60’s – 80’s with a festival.

The Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland held the first festival in 2015 at Mooloolaba State School with a collection of kombis and surf boards.  Since then the festival has grown to include kombis of all sorts of styles, ages and conditions of repair with kombis travelling from all over the country to partake as well as a collection of old surf boards, food and entertainment.

The festival is a celebration of a bygone era that many people remember with fond memories as they may have been holidaying with family at the coast, they grew up in the back of a kombi or used to own a kombi.  It is not just about kombis but also surfing as well.  Each year there is a growing collection of surf boards and surfing memorabilia.

The festival also included food which is served either from kombis or old styles caravans, kids entertainment and music. There are also market stalls which sell products or services that relate directly to either kombis or surfing.

We are lucky to have a number of supporters who greatly assist in helping to deliver the festival which is a great day out for all ages.  The festival through a small entry fee raises money for drought affected farmers with the proceeds going to a local coast charity known as Care Outreach.  Care Outreach are based out of Coolum and work with over 2600 families in western Queensland and NSW in assisting them through the tough times.  So the festival is a great way to show that the people of the coast care for the families in the outback.  Make sure you become part of the festival.