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 […]

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 […]

Crisp Conditions Sees the Bar Raised at the Surfest Newcastle Pro pres. by Burton Automotive

Morgan Cibilic at Surfest Newcastle Pro

MEREWETHER BEACH, Newcastle NSW /AUS (Thursday, March 5, 2020) A drizzly day at Merewether Beach has brought with it light winds and great conditions for day four of the Surfest Newcastle Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 5000 event. The day was made all the more exciting by the appearance of all of […]

Teams chase 100k target for Mark Hughes Foundation at Surfest

Teams chase 100k target for Mark Hughes Foundation at Surfest -

5 March 2020 SEVENTEEN teams featuring 85 surfers will be aiming to raise $100,000 at the Evolution Advisers Charity Cup on Friday at Dixon Park beach as part of the 35th Surfest Newcastle Australia. Combined efforts in 2018 and 2019 saw just over $200,000 donated to the Mark Hughes Foundation. The 17 teams have been […]

Aussie CT Competitors Dominate Proceedings at Surfest

Julian Wilson at Surfest

PICTURE: Julian Wilson (AUS) Pic by Paul Danovaro Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Competition continued today at the 35th annual Surfest Newcastle Pro and Doyle Partners Women’s Pro presented by Burton Automotive WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 5000 event. Merewether continued to deliver the goods with bumpy three-foot waves on offer and the event’s top seeds hit […]