RYAN CALLINAN & LEONARDO FIORAVANTI
Established Pros and Surfest regulars, Ryan and Leo make time for Surfest every year. Ryan’s experience as a youngster watching the likes of Kelly Slater on the same break has defined his experience and love for the sport. Leo, the Italian superstar, our pseudo Novacastrian, loves our culture, the event, and mixing it with the local crew.
“Being involved in an event aspect of this size, it’s been a really good stepping stone and [surfest] has been monumental in my career and in my life for sure”
Surfest Newcastle Australia 2022 is made possible through the support of Burton Automotive, the NSW government and Destination NSW, the City of Newcastle, a crowd funding Newcastle business community, Wandiyali ATSI, Lake Macquarie City Council, Sanbah Surf and Newcastle and Hunter regional businesses. Surfest 2022 is a mix World Surf League (WSL) professional and amateur surfing contests including the City of Newcastle Pro presented by Burton Automotive a WSL men’s Qualifying Series 5000. The AAP Consulting Women’s Pro, a WSL Qualifying Series 5000, the Lake Mac City Pro Junior, a WSL Qualifying Series 1000 and the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic.