Surfer, author, singer - yes, we can!
Meet Kate McMahon, Cheeky Tunes guest this Friday 8 May
Kate McMahon, author of The Bikini Collective surf fiction series, former editor of Waves SurfGIRL magazine and singer in Salty Lips band, join us with music and surf stories on Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy Hour live streaming to Facebook via Zoom - 8 May, 8:30pm (AEST).
Kate McMahon has spent the past twenty years surfing waves all over the world, and regularly arriving to events late with her hair dripping wet. After watching many of her friends compete on the world surfing tour, she wondered how she too could combine a career with her true love; her butt still hurts from pinching herself after landing the dream job as editor of SurfGIRL magazine in 2001. Since then, Kate has edited various preschool, tween, teen and entertainment magazines and lives just 100 steps from the sand at Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where she gets up to mischief with all of her amazing surfer girlfriends.
Kate’s on a mission to nurture surf fiction, with hopes it becomes as popular a genre as vampires and princesses. And with surfing appearing in the Olympics for the first time in 2021, and female professional surfers achieving pay equality in 2019, she’s pumped by the possibilities.
Motivated by not only her love of all-things ocean, Kate has mindfully weaved themes into the Bikini Collective series that have the potential to create impactful ripple effects, and recently presented a keynote about that very topic at the 2020 Global Wave Conference. Her tales are coaxing surfers into reading, and avid readers into surfing – and nothing makes her smile as much as this (except perhaps four-foot glassy perfection with no one else out).
Kate also performs as a singer in Salty Lips, an Indie-folk, surf rock band, and she will be showing us some tunes from their album 'Gettin' Any?'
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