Gettin’ jiggy for Jiggy Johnson

Jiggy Johnson was a talented artist, musician, skater and surfer who had a huge influence across these communities at his longtime home on the Gold Coast and in his native New Zealand.

As a surfboard sander and polisher for Darren Handley Designs he worked on the world-title winning boards of Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore.
As a musician he played drums for a string of popular Gold Coast bands and could play any instrument he picked up. He remained an active and inspired artist, skater and surfer right until his sad and untimely death just prior to Christmas due to a sudden heart attack. He was 46 year old.But more than anything, Jiggy was a devoted husband, father and friend who touched the lives of all he came into contact with through his big-hearted love of life. Jiggy leaves behind a loving wife Heather and two beautiful young boys Kaitoa and Che, and their community of friends have banded together to create a fund-raising event in support of the family.

Gettin’ Jiggy will be a celebration of the life, art and music of Jiggy Johnson and is slotted to take place at Dust Temple, Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin, on Saturday 11 January, 2014.

A special art exhibition will showcase the art and photography of Jiggy, Steve Sherman, Ted Grambeau, Darren Love, Dean Cogle and more.  Live music will be provided by Sun of Man, V Rays, the Living Room, The Core Vets, Snakes and Daggers and other special guests.

A live auction will feature personal surfboards donated by three-time world champ Mick Fanning and five-time women’s world champ Stephanie Gilmore, and signed World Cup jerseys. Raffles and door prizes will also be up for grabs.Tickets are just $25 for a very special evening not to be missed, and available online at:

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