Yesterday I gave you a glimpse of the Swell Festival.
We went to see it on Thursday, the day before the official opening, but already the crowds had arrived. It is a major attraction and there are entries from all over the world. It took an hour to walk along the beach, then back along the walkway to see all 56 sculptures. Of course I had to take photos and study the intricacies of each piece.
A celebration of the female figure…
The wind buffeted this vibrant squid making it twist and turn, straining to break free.
Blue jellyfish swirled around in the tree with a motion that made them look as though they were in the ocean.
Look at all the intricate weaving.
The wind was so strong that the wind surfer actually lost his kite and it went sailing out to sea. The surf life savers had to launch their rescue boat to retrieve it. Caused some consternation at first as we thought the surfer had also been blown out to sea.
This lion was made of chicken wire and was very popular with the children.
This dragon is created with stainless steel chain, and the children loved him too…
These are only about half of the sculptures. I wish you could all come over and see them in real-time, it is a stunning view to see all these marvellous creations in this beautiful setting.
I wonder which one you would like best. They had a “people’s choice” award and the winner will be announced at the end of the festival. I know which one I liked best, but it was very hard to make a decision.