Kevin “Uncle Kev” McKenny is Chairman of the Wandiyali ATSI and local legend. Growing up in Newcastle, Uncle Kev has seen our city evolve from its humble beginnings. His love for Surfest and its organisers runs deep and knows full well the positive impact Surfest has amongst our indigenous brothers and sisters.
“talking about reconciliation, wandiyali and surfest… steve kilroy and warren smith, have been doing it for 22 years!”
“Take what was special back home and remember it forever…”
Surfest Newcastle Australia 2023 is made possible through the support of Burton Automotive, the NSW government and Destination NSW, the City of Newcastle, Reflections Holiday Parks, a crowd funding Newcastle business community, Lake Macquarie City Council, Sanbah Surf and Newcastle and Hunter regional businesses. Surfest 2023 features World Surf League (WSL) professional and amateur surfing contests including the Burton Automotive Pro and the Surfest Women’s Pro (a WSL Qualifying Series 5000 events), the Lake Mac City Pro Junior (a WSL Qualifying Series 1000).