Experience Newcastle

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Man diving into Merewether Baths: Image by Destination NSW If you’re reading this then chances are you’re considering coming to Newcastle to scratch that Surfest itch, right? Surfest is BACK! Both international and local chargers are set to launch across Newcastle’s iconic surfing reserve and beaches in Lake Macquarie in March for the 36th time […]

It’s happening in the Hunter

Hot Air Balloon, Pokolbin

Image: Cessnock City CouncilNewcastle’s 36th annual Surfest has kicked off across the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region with the best local and international surfing talents descending on the Hunter this March and April. The amazing six-week Surfest event includes competitions for the grom’s and pro’s, as well as the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic and the Evolution […]

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle supports local community with 2022 Surfest partnership

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle supports local community with 2022 Surfest partnership -

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle is thrilled to announce its 2022 partnership with Surfest, the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere.  Get a look inside the hotel HERE As an Official Accommodation Provider of Surfest 2022, Holiday Inn Express Newcastle is providing accommodation to Surfest participants and organisers and in celebration of the partnership, the […]

Surfest 2022 WSL Wildcards

Surfest 2022 WSL Wildcards -

26 Feb 2022 WILDCARDS into Surfest’s main events were dealt at the Burton Automotive Wildcard Trials at Birubi beach today, with Port Stephens lifeguard Josh Stretton sealing his spot into the Newcastle City Pro presented by Burton Automotive and 12-year-old Charli Hately from Currumbin on the Gold Coast winning her way into the AAP Consulting […]

Surfest Newcastle Australia returns in 2022

Wilson takes crown at Surfest Newcastle Pro

SURFEST Newcastle Australia is ON and its premier events have been slotted into the World Surf League’s fully redesigned Tours and Competition framework for 2022. And Surfest’s future looks bright, with backing from the NSW government’s Destination NSW having been provided for the next three years. The unique surfing festival, held on the Hunter coastline […]

John ‘Shmoo’ Shimooka funeral service

John 'Shmoo' Shimooka funeral service -

Friends of John Shimooka are invited to attend the streaming of his funeral at the Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle on Tuesday 1st December from 12.50pm -2.30pm The service will be live streamed at www.shmoo1212.com Please join us as we pay respect to one of our dear friend’s and a surfing gentleman.

Surfest 2021 update

Surfest 2021 update -

After careful consideration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have reluctantly determined that Surfest Newcastle Australia will not run in February – March 2021. The major factor driving this decision is the paramount safety of the community, athletes and Surfest staff. This has been a difficult decision for organisers who have run the […]

Wilson Takes Crown In New Home Town At Surfest Newcastle Pro

Wilson takes crown at Surfest Newcastle Pro

MEREWETHER NSW, March 8, 2020 It was happiness and heartbreak in Newcastle after a countback crowned Julian Wilson (AUS) Surfest Newcastle Pro QS5000 Champion over local Merewether surfer Ryan Callinan (AUS). After both surfers totalled scores of 14.27 at the end of the 35-minute final, the Mark Richards trophy was deservedly awarded to the event’s […]

Bronte Macaulay Wins 2020 Doyle Partners Women’s Pro QS5,000 at Surfest Newcastle

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MEREWETHER BEACH, Newcastle NSW /AUS (Saturday, March 7, 2020) – Bronte Macaulay (AUS) has claimed victory at the Doyle Partners Women’s Pro, WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 5000 event as part of the 35th annual Newcastle Surfest presented by Burton Automotive in challenging conditions at Merewether Beach. In an all-Australian final, the West Australian surfer took […]

Evolution Advisors Charity Cup raise $65k for Mark Hughes Foundation at Surfest

Evolution Advisors Charity Cup raise $65k for Mark Hughes Foundation at Surfest -

OVER $65K has been raised for the Mark Hughes Foundation at the Evolution Advisors Charity Cup held as part of the 35th Surfest Newcastle Australia. That takes the total of funds raised by this unique event to more than $250 000 over the past three years. The Lake Mac lifeguards again took out the teams […]