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Surfest 2018

7:00am 19 Feb - 7:00pm 25 Feb, 2018

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Merewether, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Surfest 2018 returns to Newcastle, Australia

Surfest 2018 in Newcastle, Australia features the World Surf League  Burton Automotive Pro (Men’s WSL QS 6000). The Womens Pro (Women’s WSL QS 6000) sponsor will again be selected from the businesses who support Surfest women’s crowdfunding. There will be eight supporting events in 2018.

Surfest is made possible with the support of the NSW government through Destination NSW, Maitland and Port Stephens and Newcastle City Council. Surfest Newcastle, Australia is conducted over 16 days with the main WQS events on February 19 to 25 at Merewether beach, a recognised Australian National Surfing Reserve.

Merewether is home to festival patron and Australia’s most accomplished men’s world professional surfing champion, four-time world champion Mark Richards (1979-82). Mark presents the winner a trophy in his likeness. 2018 marks the festival’s 33rd year and with over 800 national and international competitors. Surfest is the largest festival of surfing in the southern hemisphere.

Highlights from Surfest 2017 below:

Getting to Newcastle

Public transport is the best way to get to the event, with extra weekend bus services planned from Newcastle and Hamilton to make getting there easy. You can use your Opal card to travel to the event site.

Surfest 2018 Dates

February 19-25, 2018

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Surfest 2018 Location

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