Ride the Sound Wave is a live boutique music event staged on Town Beach Port Macquarie as part of the Ride the Wave Festival on Saturday 19th June from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Ride the Sound Wave is a live music event staged on Town Beach Port Macquarie as part of the Ride the Wave Festival. This boutique surf, skate, music and food festival is hosted by local charity Make a Difference PMQ. Indie punk rock band BEDDY RAYS will headline with Vanilla Gorilla and Scuffs. These bands are sure to provide a good time festival vibe supported by Palomino and Mikk. Ride the Sound Wave will kick off at 10:00am with ocean views and wind up at 4:30pm as dusk approaches at Town Beach. 

This is NOW AN ALL AGES MUSIC EVENT! An 18+ event with 18+ access to the ‘Barrel Room’ (licensed venue).

TICKETS ARE NOW FREE AND AVAILABLE AT THE GATE! Gates open at 9:30am with the official opening at 10:00am.


Kick off an epic weekend of fun with the ultimate social event at the Pavilion at Settler’s Inn. Hosted by Make a Difference, come and join us for an evening of delicious food, chilled setts by Keanu Jai and Mat Brooker, and a fun vibe thanks to emcee Tim Maddren.

All proceeds go to Make a Difference PMQ – ‘Locals supporting Locals’.

Date: 18th June 2021

Venue: Pavilion at Setts

Time: 6pm-8.30pm

Cost: $50 Adults includes entree, main meal, drink on arrival and entertainment. $10 Children includes a meal and drink.


‘Live Set’ is the RTW Online Battle of the Bands competition for amateur bands, solo acoustic artists and DJs.
Dear competition entrant,

Voting is now LIVE on the Make a Difference PMQ facebook page.

Click on the green button and make a comment in the post listing the best band by number (details below). For example, if you think that Swell House is the best band place a comment for Band 1.
Band 1 – Swell House
Band 2 – Dial Denial
Band 3 – Scoot the Loot
Band 4 – Group Therapy
Band 5 – Acacia Blue
Band 6 – Red Violet
You will find attached to the post a ‘preview’ video containing snippets of all six finalists. Full versions can be found on the Ride the Wave Youtube Channel.

The winning bands will be given the opportunity to perform a live 30 minute set at ‘Ride the Sound Wave’ at Town beach on Saturday 19th June between 10:00am – 11:00am. They will also receive a prize pack to the value of $500.00 from Coastal Music.


market stalls

A wide range of market stalls and food vendors will be in place from 8am to 2:00pm at Town Beach as part of the Ride the Wave festival. Live music by Leigh I’Anson from 8am to 10am.


Port Macquarie Skate Park will play host to a new and exciting competition for the Region.  

DATE: Saturday, 19th June 2021

VENUE: Port Macquarie Skatepark

TIME: 10-4pm – 10-11am Clinic, 11am-2pm Competition, 2pm-3pm Bowl action with a 15 minute exhibition by Albie Watson (Scooter), 3-4pm Presentation

ENTRY FEE: Gold Coin donation (all proceeds go to M.A.D Charity)

REGISTRATION: Click the buttons below (Alley-Oop Website)

PRIZES: Lightfoot and David Evans provided Prize packs 1st, 2nd, 3rd place getters.


In partnership with Surfing NSW, Port Macquarie Surf Board Riders Club, MNC Girls Surf Riders Inc and Port Macquarie Surf School, the main event at Ride the Wave Festival is the surfing competition.
Heats will be held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th June, with finals to be held on Sunday 20th June, 2021.
Surfers will compete in the Under 12s, 14s, 16s and Open Men’s and Women’s Divisions.
Entrants REGISTER BELOW via the Surfing NSW website.
Over $7000 worth of prizes and prize money including prize packs.


The RTW Surf & Skate film and photo competition is open to amateur photographers and videographers.

We are looking for amazing surf and/or skate photos and video shot within our local mid north coast area OR at Ride the Wave Festival itself.

Step 1. Register: Click the button below. Fees: $20.00 (Surf), $20.00 (Skate).

Step 2. Record and submit:
Entries can be captured in any format on any device with files or links (instagram/youtube) to be emailed to ridethewavemad21@gmail.com BEFORE Friday 25th June 2021. Winners for each category will be announced on our website and social media by Saturday 3rd July. In addition, winners will have their work presented at Ride the Wave 2022.

Step 3. Prizes:
Outright winners for each category will have their work presented at the Ride the Wave launch and ‘pre festival’ dinner in 2022. In addition major prize packs to the value of $500.00 will be awarded.

Please contact Rob at ridethewavemad21@gmail.com if you require any further information relating to the competition.