NEVER TOO OLD: Mike Pimm from the Gold Coast in the Over-55s gets a great wave at the Evans Head Malibu Classic.
NEVER TOO OLD: Mike Pimm from the Gold Coast in the Over-55s gets a great wave at the Evans Head Malibu Classic. Doug Eaton

Monument to surfing to be unveiled at Evans Head on Sunday

A MONUMENT to surfing will be officially unveiled at Razorback Lookout at Evans Head on Sunday, October 13, from 11.30am.

The monument was made by Broadwater sculptor Greg Bowering and has been donated by the Half Tide Boardriders Club.

Surfing legend Gary "Kong" Elkerton, who as a grommet, learnt to surf at Evans Head where his parents, Keith and Joan, operated a trawler, has been invited to MC the opening.

Brian Ison, from the Half Tide club, said the event was open to all members of the public. "It's not about the club but the fun of surfing," he said.

"It's for families and the town and all the people who want know what it's (the monument) all about."

Mr Ison said the monument "did start out about the club but now it's ended up being about the joy of surfing".

After the unveiling ceremony, the club will hold a barbecue at the Evans Head Bowling Club, which sponsors the boardriders club.

Speakers at the opening will include Ken Miles, the inaugural president of the boardriders club, Richmond Valley Mayor Ernie Bennett, Mr Ison and Mr Bowering.



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