Image overload today but so worth it! We were up and on our way to Cottesloe Beach bright and early yesterday morning. I had been invited, thanks Kelly, to take photos of an event much too special to miss, the 5th annual ICEA Classic. ICEA (Indigenous Communities Education & Awareness) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization run by a group of amazing young people whose aim is 'to inspire reconciliation and promote mutual respect and cultural awareness in local schools and in the wider community'. If you would like to know more you can read about the ICEA program here.
Above the girls in action and below the 'expression session'.. everyone heading in for a bit of fun between the competition rounds..
While some perched on the rocks for a closer view..
..others opted for a more comfortable spot on one of the many old sofas along the prom, novel idea.. not seen that before :)
So much more than surfing going on.. the skateboard comps getting a bit of attention, four cameras plus me I see!
Traditional basket weaving and beading..
Getting to grips with the Didgeridoo! Beautifully decorated..
Young artist at work adding her own special creature to the sea!
It was the perfect day for the ICEA Classic, a day for the whole community to come together to celebrate Indigenous and surfing cultures, check out super short video here. Only able to stay for a few hours I missed many wonderful events of the day.. next year! Hope you're having a good weekend.. what are you up too? I'm off on a bush hike today, wish me luck! Happy Sunday, take care!