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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

35th Surfest Newcastle Australia top seeds are Julian Wilson and Johanna Defay

35th Surfest Newcastle Australia top seeds are Julian Wilson and Johanna Defay -

6 February 2020 A WHOPPING field of 225 international surfers from 30 countries are seeking a start at the Surfest Newcastle Pro presented by Burton Automotive and the Doyle Partners Women’s Pro at Merewether beach as part of the 35th Surfest Newcastle Australia. Surfest organiser Warren Smith says the increased interest from international competitors in […]

North Avalon win the ORICA Teams Challenge at North Stockton beach

North Avalon win the ORICA Teams Challenge at North Stockton beach -

NORTH Avalon’s A team won “the battle of the norths” today and ended a seven-year drought at the ORICA Teams Challenge when it edged out North Steyne, North Shelley and North Narrabeen in today’s final held in challenging conditions at North Stockton beach. Ans in doing so, the North Avalon Surfing Association managed to go […]

Huge field of internationals for the 35th Surfest Newcastle Australia

Huge field of internationals for the 35th Surfest Newcastle Australia -

30 January 2020 AN IMPRESSIVE 30 countries will be represented by a contingent of 182 international surfers at this year’s Surfest Newcastle Pro presented by Burton Automotive and at the Doyle Partners Women’s Pro at Merewether beach as part of the 2020 Surfest Newcastle Australia. And those numbers are likely to rise, as competitors in […]

Host-A-Surfer women pro surfer home-stay program to launch at Surfest 2020

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Surfer and Host-A-Surfer Ambassador Philippa Anderson and surfer Pacha Light, founder Kirsten Ansell, daughter Zara and Pip Donnelly. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers November 19, 2019 By Phoebe Molony – Newcastle Herald Friendships Kirsten Ansell’s 11-year-old daughter has struck up with women pro surfers during Newcastle’s Surfest have given the New Lambton resident an idea she is […]

Doyle Partners win Surfest Women’s Pro naming rights

Doyle Partners win Surfest Women's Pro naming rights -

Doyle Partners Chartered Accountants has been named the naming rights sponsor of the 2020 Surfest Women’s Pro. The local accounting firm was drawn by four-time world surfing champion and the inaugural winner of the Surfest Women’s Pro in 1985, Wendy Botha at a special function for crowdfunders at Newcastle City Hall on Wednesday 13 November […]