20 Jan – 25 Feb 2018

YOUR ONLINE HOME FOR SURFEST 2018


In 2018, Surfest Newcastle Australia will celebrate its 33rd anniversary. The event is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere with over 700 national and international competitors, from more than two-dozen countries, competing in the event.


THE SURFING FESTIVAL

The surfing festival will be conducted over 18 days from January 20 – February 25, 2018 at Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City beaches with the WSL events at Merewether Beach, a recognised Australian National Surfing Reserve.


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Burton Automotive Pro


WHERE: Merewether beach
WHEN: 19th – 25th February 2018

The Burton Automotive Pro is an event rich in surfing history. The honour roll features the names of many world champions such as Tom Carroll, Barton Lynch, Damien Hardman, Mark Occhilupo, Kelly Slater, Tom Curren and Joel Parkinson.

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Grandstand Physio Women’s Pro


WHEN: TBC
WHERE: TBC

Following on from the highly successful Surfest crowd funding initiative in 2016 & 2017, the 2018 crowd funded naming rights sponsor of the Surfest Women’s Pro is Grandstand Sports Clinic.

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nib Pro Junior


WHERE: Merewether beach
WHEN: 10 & 11 February, 2018

The 2018 nib Pro Junior will again attract competitors from around the world and provides a great opportunity for the Hunter’s best up-and-coming surfers to compete in an international event; experiencing competition at the highest level.

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ORICA Team Challenge


WHERE: Merewether beach
WHEN: 3 & 4 February 2018

The 2018 Orica Team Challenge is open to all surfboard clubs in Australia. The event will be held at Stockton Beach on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018. The contest will again have clubs competing for $10,000 in prize money with current champions North Narrabeen Boardriders returning to defend their title.

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Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Classic


WHERE: Merewether beach
WHEN: 17 & 18 February 2018

The contest is open to Open men, women, juniors and longboarder surfers. Indigenous surfers from all over Australia travel to Newcastle for two days of cultural and sporting celebrations and is an event not to be missed as the standard of surfing is exceptional.

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Lake Mac Festival of Surfing


WHERE: Redhead Beach
WHEN: 20 & 21 January 2018

The Lake Mac FOS will feature the “ECS Boards Surf SUP & Paddle Battle” This will be the richest prize money for SUP events in Australia. ECS Boards Australia have committed $23,000 in prize money for the SUP event component of the FOS.

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Sanbah Cadet Cup


WHERE: South Bar Beach
WHEN: 10 & 11 February 2018

The unique contest format allows for each competitor to surf two rounds accumulating points before the top surfers from the Boy division’s progress through to the quarterfinals and semi finals. The Girls will contest two rounds and then progress to semi finals. This contest format will ensure competitors get maximum contest experience from the event.

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Burton Automotive Wildcard Trials


WHERE: Birubi Point Beach
WHEN: 27 January 2018

The Burton Automotive Pro Wildcard Trials will be held at Birubi Point Beach on Saturday 27th January 2018. This unique event will decide the male and female Surfest wildcards into the WSL Men’s 6000 Burton Automotive Pro, the WSL 6000 Surfest Women’s crowd funded Pro as well as the WSL1000 nib Pro Junior for men and women.

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High School Team Challenge


WHERE: Merewether Beach
WHEN: 15 & 16 February 2018

This is a great event for surfers who get to enjoy the experience of a contest in a team format. A unique feature of this event is that teams finishing within the allocated heat time score bonus points. This advantage is a major component to a team’s success.

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Evolution Charity Cup


WHERE: Dixon Park Surf Club
WHEN: 23 February 2018

The event will comprise 20 teams made up of employees or business connections of registered companies plus one wild card surfer. Each team will undertake fundraising to help achieve an overall target donation of $100,000 to the Mark Hughes Foundation.

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OTHER SURFEST EVENTS

The surfing festival will be conducted over 18 days from January 20 – February 25, 2018 at Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City beaches with the WSL events at Merewether Beach, a recognised Australian National Surfing Reserve.


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3 Peas ‘Beats ‘n Barrels’ markets


WHERE: Merewether
WHEN: 25 & 26,

The Burton Automotive Pro is an event rich in surfing history. The honour roll features the names of many world champions such as Tom Carroll, Barton Lynch, Damien Hardman, Mark Occhilupo, Kelly Slater, Tom Curren and Joel Parkinson.

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PHOTO CREDIT

All Surfest photography used on Newcastle Live was provided by Surfest. Visit surfest.com