A FITTING farewell was given to a popular surfer and musician over the weekend as Islanders gathered in St Ouen’s Bay for the final ‘Peas and Glove’ festival.
Sunshine, music and surfing provided the backdrop for the goodbye to Olly Newman, who died in January, nine years after he was paralysed when an uninsured driver crashed into his car.
Over the years his friends and family rallied to support him, launching the Peas and Glove charity and an annual festival.
This weekend the last event – called The Final Wave – was staged at the Watersplash, featuring live music from around 50 local bands and DJs, games, motorbike stunt riding, a hog roast, face-painting stalls and surfing.
Funds raised from this weekend went towards ocean-therapy charity, Healing Waves.