I just spent the weekend representing Nalu Beads at Gold Coast Oceanfest in Croyde. Its a really fun festival with loads going on and I loved hanging with the team, Corinne Evans and Laura Crane. I got to see music acts such as Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Seasick Steve and Stevie Ray. I got to see Nick Thorn finish the Lundy Paddle (39miles) and run up to the stage to be greeted by a cheering crowd as he finished the paddle and raised loads of money for charity. The weather was not on our side as it continued to rain and blow gale force winds on Friday and Saturday. However, everyone was happy watching Seasick Steve on Saturday night as we were all huddled together and keeping warm on cider.
One of the main things that Team Nalu did, was eat. I think we pretty much just ate all weekend and our aim was to eat something from every food vender. There was a massive choice of food stands but my favourite was the burrito stand..
We spent some time hanging out with SAS or Surfers Against Sewage. I even got to interview Hugo, the director! (video maybe coming shortly – depends how I did as it was my first ever attempt at interviewing anyone, ha!) SAS organised a massive beach clean which took place on Croyde Beach for one hour on Saturday. The rubbish was then stacked up so everyone could see just how much litter there is on our beaches. It was quite scary that so much was picked up off Croyde in just an hour.. Pick up after yourselves and keep it clean!!
We also made it our mini mission to get people to rock the Nalu Bead look. Seasick Steve and Ed Sheeran are now Nalu fans and sporting bracelets. We also made headbands and necklaces for Neill from SAS and Wakeboarder and MC Matt Crowhurst.
It was a fantastic event, I had an awesome time and I’m looking forward to next years. Massive thanks to Oceanfest and Nalu Beads!!