The new issue of the local St Francis Bay print mag Wildside TIMES is out today. It will be delivered during the course of the day to selected retail outlets throughout the village, and it is a FREE publication.

Included in Issue #2 is an interview with Craig Northwood, the man behind Wine On Water. In the interview, Craig tells us about the trials, as well as the triumph, that was the inaugural Wine On Water 2022.

There is also an interview with Garth Sampson, ‘The Weather Guru,’ and the surprising element of his interview, despite our water woes, is that he fears a flood more than anything else. It was great to chat with the real weather guru, with all of the weather knowledge at his fingertips, and he has some amazing stories to tell.

We preview the upcoming Concours Sur Mesure festival coming to St Francis Bay, and it looks like it might be the biggest festival to come to our village.

There are reviews on Off The Menu, The St Francis Brewery and Chokka Block, and there is a look-back at the Rip Curl GromSearch and our local lads who performed well at the event.

There is also an interview with Liam Schweitzer the winner of the inaugural Night Swim during the St Francis Resort Amanzi Challenge.

There are also some very cool giveaways. We have an amazing EZ Massager to give away, a very cool Rip Curl The Search Straw Beach Hat, as well as a case of mixed St Francis Brewery beer for one lucky reader who is over 18 years of age.

We also cover the Slipway Surf Crew and discover how and why this surf club was formed. Derek Cook tells us all about the motivation, and the club’s mission, to look after our resources.

The support has been great for this publication, from contributors as well as from advertisers, and we are looking forward to working on issue #3 soon enough.