The ICEA Classic is a festival celebrating all things that make THIS PART OF Western Australia beautiful: rich Noongar culture, surfing, unrelenting skating, live music, good food and great vibes.
Held annually, the ICEA Classic has become an iconic event in Western Australia's calendar. The event is youth led by the "Solid Fellas" (a group of young Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal crew) who ensure that everyone who pops their head down has a swell time. If you keep scrolling you will find a write up of last year's event.
Fun fact: The Marja Series program is a series of events modelling the ICEA Classic, so if you enjoy the Classic you will enjoy Marja.
2015 ICEA Classic
Well you all know the expression "6th time the best" and the 6th ICEA Classic was no exception to that rule. Despite having to push the bad boy back a day, the team still pulled off the best Classic yet. Kicking off with a Welcome to Country from Len Collard to all those that were excited enough to get themselves out of bed by 6am, things didn't slow down until the winners were awarded their prizes at sunset.
Highlights off the day included the Noongar adopt-a-word activity (mine was wandjoo = welcome), cultural walks by Len Collard, dudes and dudettes shredding it on the skatepark, shoe painting with TOMs, the Wavelength battle of the bands competition, the froyo eating competition which saw Len Collard retire home due to severe brainfreeze, groms getting barrels out at cove, spear throwing with the Bardi Jawi and Nyul Nyul Rangers, yoga with Tamara Yoga, more good food than you could poke a stick at and I'm going to stop there before I list everything else that went down.
Although the absolute best thing was the overwhelming buckets of smiles being thrown around the place.
ICEA board member and Noongar artist, Barbara Bynder, describes the Classic as 'unconscious reconciliation'. It's people coming together to celebrate everything that makes Australia special, the rich Indigenous culture, surfing, skating, live music, good food and the incredible coastline.
Have a squiz at some of the photos taken on the day here and here or watch this video by Ari Gillespie.
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