‘Retro punk,’ windsurfing mash up, film event June 25 at arts center

Classic old-school Gorge wind sports video footage will be screened while Ben Bonham and the guys in Bonneville Power Trio play “retro punk and old wave” music in the Classic Windsurfing Show, set for June 25, 7 to 9 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the all-ages show are $18 and available at CCA or online at www.columbiaarts.org/ tickets.

During the intermission the center will show interviews with sailors and board makers, including a youthful Bob Dill and windsurfer Rhonda Smith who was visiting The Gorge for the first time.

Rod Parmenter’s classic film, “Hard Wind’s A Blowin,’” from 1987 will screen, along with 1980s footage from John Hardham of Light Wave Communications.

Want Classic stuff? “We will also have a raffle for some fab prizes from local stores,” said Bonham, who has himself been windsurfing since the 1980s in his native Bristol, England.

“We are also very pleased to be doing this as part of The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash and we’d like to thank them very much for their help with this event,” Bonham said.

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