Tag: Surfest

The scandals, the performances, the waves and the history of Surfest Surfest, that legendary surfing competition held every year in the once-scuzzy-but-now-less-scuzzy coal mining city of Newcastle, is officially a wrap. And with its conclusion comes a new crop of future champions, a wealth of tall tales to tell and…
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2019 marks the Newcastle Surfest’s 34th anniversary – an event that attracts over 850 national and international competitors from more than two dozen countries In what could be called less than inspiring but still highly surfable conditions, Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons has triumphed over a number of other high-profile surfers in…
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Rad's guide to Newcastle, Australia
Coal. That was the first thing that came to mind when I was asked to write an article about Newcastle. And given that it was once the largest coal harbour in the entire world, maybe even the galaxy, it’s only natural. But there’s actually a whole heap of rad stuff…
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Surfest 2019 partners with Rad Season
Rad Season will be party of the month-long festivities at Surfest 2019. One of the most iconic surf events in Australia, Surfest has more than 30 years of history propelling it into the future. Landing in Newcastle from February 2 through March 17, it’s six weeks of oceanic battles. From…
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