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 […]

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 […]

Merewether Mesmerises On Day 1 of Surfest Newcastle Pro pres. by Burton Automotive

Matty Job at Surfest Newcastle Pro

MEREWETHER BEACH, Newcastle NSW /AUS (Monday, March 2, 2020) – Merewether Beach has come to life for the opening day of the 35th annual Newcastle Surfest Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 5000 event. With some of the best waves seen in the events recent history, competitors in Men’s Round 1 gorged on […]

Champs crowned at Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Classic at Surfest

Champs crowned at Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Classic at Surfest -

THE NATION’S richest surfing competition for Indigenous surfers saw four new champs crowned at Merewether beach today as part of the 35th Surfest Newcastle Australia. Under a bright blue sky signalling the first day or autumn, the men’s open division was won by 17-year-old Finn Hill in right-handers up to 1.5 metres fanned by a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surfest’s Port Stephens Toyota Wildcard Trials won by Joel Vaughan and Tru Starling

Surfest’s Port Stephens Toyota Wildcard Trials won by Joel Vaughan and Tru Starling -

Birubi Point, NSW – January 25th, 2020 PIC: Tru Starling (AUS) by Dave Turner Joel Vaughan from North Shelly on the Central Coast North and Narrabeen’s Tru Starling have both won wildcard spots into Surfest’s main events following today’s Port Stephens Toyota Wildcard Trials held at Birubi beach. Around 50 surfers contested 24 heats in […]

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

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

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 […]

Surfest Women’s crowdfunding opportunities

Surfest Women's crowdfunding opportunities -

FINAL CALL FOR SURFEST WOMENS CROWD FUNDERS The final 17 positions are available to local businesses and individuals to be part of the 2020 Surfest Women’s Pro. Surfest 2020 marks 35 years of the iconic Newcastle sporting event and the 5th year that the region’s business community has crowd funded to enable the women’s event […]