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 […]

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

GLPDPW Pro Awards

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 […]

Ground Breaking Performances Set Stage For Finals Weekend at Surfest Newcastle Pro pres. By Burton Automotive

Mac Callaghan at Surfest Newcastle Pro

IMAGE: Macy Callaghan (AUS) Pic by Paul Danvaro MEREWETHER BEACH, Newcastle NSW /AUS (Friday, March 6, 2020) – Merewether has once again turned on pristine conditions for the fifth day of competition at 35th annual Surfest Newcastle Pro presented by Burton Automotive. Competitors were treated to dropping but super clean two-to-three foot perfect beach break […]

Women Shine on Opening Day of Doyle Partners Women’s Pro at Surfest Newcastle

Women Shine on Opening Day of Doyle Partners Women’s Pro at Surfest Newcastle -

PIC: Current No.2 on WSLQS leaderboard Sarah BAUM (ZAF) – Credit: Paul Danovaro MEREWETHER BEACH, Newcastle NSW /AUS (Tuesday, March 3, 2020) – Competition has continued at Newcastle Surfest presented by Burton Automotive with the opening two rounds of the Doyle Partners Women’s Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 5000 event running in […]

North Narrabeen Sports High scoop prize pool at Go Kindy High Schools Team Challenge

North Narrabeen Sports High scoop prize pool at Go Kindy High Schools Team Challenge -

Merewether 28 February 2020 NORTH Narrabeen Sports High blitzed 20 other NSW schools to take home the boys and girls trophies for both the boys and girls divisions at the Go Kindy High Schools Team Challenge as part of the 35th Surfest at Merewether beach. The boys from North Narrabeen successfully defended the title they […]

Hugh Vaughan, Milli Allport and Chez Bos crowned champs at Sanbah Cadet Cup

Sanbah Cadet Cup Winners 2020

(23 Feb, 2020: South Bar Beach: Newcastle, AUSTRALIA) AFTER a weekend of incredible performance surfing from the nation’s best and brightest young talent at Newcastle’s South Bar Beach, a trio of youngsters – two from New South Wales and one from Queensland – have added Sanbah Cadet Cups to their already burgeoning trophy cabinets. With […]

Hot Groms hit Newcastle for Sanbah Cadet Cup at Surfest

Hot Groms hit Newcastle for Sanbah Cadet Cup at Surfest -

ALMOST 80 aspiring young male and female surfers will arrive in Newcastle on Friday night and very early Saturday morning for the Sanbah Cadet Cup set down for South Bar Beach this weekend as part of the 2020 Surfest Newcastle Australia. Fifty-five competitors are travelling to Newcastle from outside of Hunter local government areas. Those […]