“The Soundtrack To Our Fabulously Misspent Youth”

 

Nothing evokes memories or flashes to highlight life moments like music. Nothing can transport you back to your favourite surf lifestyle moments with friends and associates like the soundtrack to a fabulously mispent youth surfing and partying. Nothing will take you back like the right pairing of surfing in the Maldives with friends and a pumping Sunnyboys soundtrack. Don’t miss this!

HIGHLIGHTS

Get Some Fun!

This is the highlight of Sunnyboy’s 40th year anniversary celebrations. Are you kidding me? Three gigs amongst old friends and new, most of a similar age and background, in paradise, with waves, beverages, great food and good company. Fun with a capital F. Yeeow!

Tunnel Of My Love

Whilst you’ll be amongst friends old and new on an idylic Maldivian Resort Island, there’s waves everywhere for all levels. Score a tunnel out front at Kandooma Right or take a Dhonni to nearby Riptides, Quarters, Foxy’s or other fun reefbreaks that on their day will provide you with a “Tunnel of my love.”

Alone With You

We all know how fun Sunnyboys live gigs are. But these are the best venues you’ve ever seen Sunnyboys play at. It really will be a case of Alone With You – private party styles. We cap the numbers to 150 odd to ensure its a unique, once in a lifetime experience at The Sunset Bar, On the point or at West Beach in the bay. So, so Epic!

I’m Shakin

The intimate stage settings we create on the beach and rooftop bar of Kandooma Resort Maldives ensure fans can take the party long into the night, dancing with friends. Post gig we ensure a great after party with specially curated Sunnyboys DJ set lists. Yeeow!

Packages
$1000 off
Gold Experience
$3950 AUD $2950 AUD

All prices are AUD, per person, twin share
Event dates are 19-26 September 2020
Return speedboat airport transfers
Welcome drink & cold towel on arrival
7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa
Daily buffet breakfast
Complimentary in-villa tea, coffee & bottled water
Complimentary snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
Traveller Care Guarantee
Entry to 3 nights of performances
Surf Music In Paradise Gift Bag
Sunnyboys signed event poster
Photo with Sunnyboys

10

available

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$1000 off
VIP Experience
$4450 AUD $3450 AUD

All prices are AUD, per person, twin share
Event dates are 19-26 September 2020
Return speedboat airport transfers
Welcome drink & cold towel on arrival
7 nights accommodation in a 2-Storey Beach House
Daily buffet breakfast
Complimentary in-villa tea, coffee & bottled water
Complimentary snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
Traveller Care Guarantee
Entry to 3 nights of performances
Surf Music In Paradise Gift Bag
Sunnyboys signed event poster
Photo with Sunnyboys

Room upgrade to 2-Storey Beach House
VIP Cocktail Reception
Group yoga session
Group learn to surf experience
7 day surf pass (must pre-register)
Sunnyboys Surf Music In Paradise Tee

10

available

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$1070 off
Ultimate Experience
$6250 AUD $5180 AUD

All prices are AUD, per person, twin share
Event dates are 19-26 September 2020
Return speedboat airport transfers
Welcome drink & cold towel on arrival
7 nights accommodation in an Overwater Villa
Daily buffet breakfast
Complimentary in-villa tea, coffee & bottled water
Complimentary snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
Traveller Care Guarantee
Entry to 3 nights of performances
Surf Music In Paradise Gift Bag
Sunnyboys signed event poster
Photo with Sunnyboys

Room upgrade to Overwater Villa
VIP Cocktail Reception
Unlimited group yoga sessions
Unlimited group learn to surf experiences
Unlimited surf pass (must pre-register)
Sunnyboys Surf Music In Paradise Tee
Personal Concierge

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1300 009 283

 

They say nothing can evoke great memories like music!

And nothing can transport you back to your favourite surfing moments then playing Sunnyboys songs, or better still seeing them live with friends in this unique event we have created just for you.

In 2012 after a 21 year hiatus, everyone’s favourite surf band – Sunnyboys reformed for a mini festival called “Dig It Up” an event organized by the Hoodoo Gurus.

The Gurus played an amazing Surf Music In Paradise week in June 2019, and planning is underway to host them again in April 2021 for their 40’th anniversary celebration. It just seems so right that Sunnyboys are now playing our unique surf music festival now. Yeeow!

Playing under the alternative moniker – Kids in Dust the Sunnyboys got back together “just for fun and for old times’ sake at Dig It Up.”

 

 

Seven years later and Sunnyboys 2.0 have been more popular than ever, playing a multitude of sold out tours and a bunch of big festivals, including a co-headline appearance to 45,000 people for A Day On The Green 2015.

Sunnyboys sold-out Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, set a venue attendance record at the Coolangatta Hotel (previously held by Noiseworks) and played multiple sold-out shows in Melbourne, Perth and beachside Byron Bay, not far from their spiritual surfing home in Kingscliff.

You know what is even more trippy is that the 2019 edition of Sunnyboys (featuring all original members) have been together longer than the young group who burned so brightly back in the 80’s, but also burned-out so quickly.

This incarnation do not have to deal with recording schedules and the pressures of producing radio hit songs, so with a mutual love and respect for the timeless tunes they created back in the day, Sunnyboys can now just concentrate on what they do best, what they are really reknowned for – playing live and providing the soundtrack for good times.

Original guitarist Richard Burgman grew up in Kingscliff with the rest of the guys in the band.
Richard said, “There’s an uplift that occurs when the band is firing on all eight, and the crowd feels it and gives it right back to you. We experienced that back in the eighties, and we’re experiencing it now. There’s nothing like it”.

 

Steph Gilmore’s old man Jeff taught Peter and Jeremy Oxley how to surf when they were groms growing up in Kingscliff just down the road from Coolangatta.

 

Stephanie’s achievements as seven time world champion are well documented, but some Sunnyboys fans aren’t aware that the Oxley brothers Jeremy and Pete did pretty well in the Qld Titles and Australian Surfing Titles in the mid 70’s, before chasing girls, moving to Sydney and Sunnyboys got in the way.

 

 

No one knows this better than former pro surfer, Gary “Kong” Elkerton, whose epic scene from seminal surf movie Kong Island’s was set to Sunnyboys surf classic – “Tunnel Of My Love.”

 

Kong’s Island and Storm Riders were everyone’s fav insane early 80’s surf movies and “Tunnel of my love” was the sickest section. I will never forget Tunnel of my love blasting in the background whilst Rabbit, Kong and Chappy explore the Island through the magic waterfall, up the magic cliff coming out the other side to the incredible sight of perfect right-hand cylinders. Sunnyboys were in their prime in the early to mid 80’s, and the Oxley brothers surfed in the Qld Titles with their surfing peers, so the connection was easy to make.

Kong said, “We’d met the Sunnyboys prior and Jeremy Oxley was a surfer so we knew those guys pretty well. “ Sunnyboys stayed in my red Sigma in the cassette player for many years and it went down well with the girls because it was from a movie I was in.”

 

Sunnyboys will be performing some shows across select venues in 2020 and all of them are expected to sell out in their 40’th anniversary year celebration.

 

These Surf Music In Paradise gigs in the Maldives though will be the highlight. These gigs will be an extremely unique celebration of their entire career. They will be performing material from across their entire catalogue including their three albums for Mushroom, the infamous debut ep on the Phantom label and even the odd b-side or rarity. They feel they will be among friends and have come full circle playing literally on the beach where it all began.

Where you'll be

Located on a private island in the South Male Atoll, Holiday Inn Kandooma offers an amazing Maldives holiday experience to those looking for an easy-going tropical island atmosphere. White sand beaches, lush tropical greenery, numerous swimming pools and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy, making it a popular choice with families and couples young and old.

Where you'll sleep

For Surf Music In Paradise, Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives offer three categories of accommodation: Beach Villas, Seaview Beach Houses and Overwater Bungalows. All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with stylish beachy decor, whitewashed timber floors, state of the art beds and your choice of pillows (hard or soft), fresh oranges with orange press and quality tea and coffee neatly compliment any occasion.

What you'll eat

Enjoy a culinary journey as Holiday Inn Kandooma, eating and drinking experiences offer everything from sumptuous buffets served at the Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; to the classy ͚a la carte͛ restaurant, ‘The Kitchen’ offering fine beachfront dining. Wake up to fresh squeezed orange juice whilst lounging next to the amazing infinity pool flowing out on to the white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon beyond where the resident manta rays play for your snorkelling pleasure. The Sunset Bar offers the perfect sunset chill out session. You will be on sensory overload!

Once-in-a-lifetime Experience

Unforgettable experiences are the heart of the Holiday Inn Kandooma, with a long list of remarkable outdoor and water adventures on offer, from picnic island trips, to aqua surfaris and windsurfing just a booking away. Holiday Inn Kandooma activities cater to everyone, be it the advanced diver, the extreme sport enthusiast or the family in need of some tranquil chill out time in the Maldives’ magical wilderness.

Evening activities on offer may include live music, discos and local folklore. You can also enjoy tennis, football, table-tennis and darts, as well as just relaxing in the expansive resort pool. Plenty to keep you busy when you are not surfing or soaking up the sun on Holiday Inn Kandooma’s beach! For a sampling of Maldivian life, visits to Guraidhoo can be arranged.

World’s Most Breathtaking Yoga

Taught by the resident yoga-instructor, the vinyasa-style yoga class weaves together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your vacation, to help you centre yourself in a space of complete wellness and relaxation. Suitable for yogis of every level, the yoga classes can be an inspiring start to the day, or a way to unwind into your island evening.

Mesmerizing Tropical Ecosystem

Manta rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, oriental sweetlips, parrotfish, green turtles and other rare species of marine life are commonly found among Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives’ home reefs. The Dive Centre is comprehensively equipped to meet the needs of advanced divers but also suitable and thoughtfully set up for absolute beginners. Bubblemaker – for kids, Discover Scuba Diving – the first encounter with the wonders of marine life! And a multitude of PADI training courses are available.

Exclusive Surfing, Perfect Waves

Perfect Wave, the world’s largest surf tour operator, run the surf program at Holiday Inn Kandooma and boast experienced resident surf guides and surf instructors. Surfing is exclusive and limited to a maximum 50 surfers, so you must pre-register for the surf program. The surf breaks around Holiday Inn Kandooma have something for everyone, from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls.

Refresh & Reset

The idyllic setting at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Holiday Inn Kandooma sets the scene of serenity and calm and is the perfect getaway from all the pressures and demands of today’s modern world. The spa experience is all about energizing in a natural environment with its wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views.

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