Local pro surfers have been busy with a heap of events along the east coast of Australia for the start of the WSL year.
Story Mandy Nolan, photos Jeff Dawson Wategos turned it on on Sunday: a little swell with perfect off shore conditions. Longboards ruled. Byron Bay’s three-day, Surf Festival, drew thousands, with an outdoor cinema on Friday night as well as a... Read More →
The Byron Bay Surf Festival has partnered with Patagonia again this year and has just announced its two flagship events they will be presenting to 2017’s surf-culture-loving crowds. These events have been packed out in previous years so get in... Read More →
Byron Bay Surf Festival directors James McMillan and Max Tischler spoke with The Echo about their upcoming event and who’s who in the surfy zoo. What are your titles for the festival? James: I’m the founder and creative director plus jack... Read More →
Max Perrot One of the most humble, friendly and talented locally born surfers you will ever meet out in the waves of the Byron Shire is Daniel Wills, or ‘Willsy’ as he has become known throughout the surfing world. Willsy... Read More →
Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright has claimed the jewel in the crown of international surfing, being named women's world champion of the 2016 season.
Byron surfer Kyuss King has scored second in the world for the u/16 Boys Division at the 2016 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Azores, Portugal. After nine days of competition and a close final Kyuss said he was ‘stoked’... Read More →
Alan Atkins proved his pedigree when he won the over-65 National Surfing Championship in Coffs Harbour last week. The surfing veteran has lived in Byron Bay for 20 years, and has another nine national tiltles to his name as well... Read More →
The New Brighton Boardriders Memorial Surf Contest is being held this Saturday and is open to all, and includes a special single-fin category. The memorial event has been going for roughly 20 years and is dedicated to local board shaper... Read More →
Danny Wills (Byron Bay) and Sophia Fulton (Cabarita) are the 2016 NSW Open Shortboard Champions at the inaugural HIF Yamba Surfing Festival at Turners Beach on the weekend.
Tyler Wright has taken out the Rio Pro to surge to the top of the WSL rankings, the Lennox Head surfer stepping up her world title bid with her third win from the opening four events.
Stu Kennedy of Lennox Head (pictured) caused a massive upset by defeating 11 times World Champion Kelly Slater during Round 2 and eliminating the American from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast yesterday (Sunday, March 13).
Byron Bay has lost one of its larger-than-life identities, the surfer turned lawyer Lester Brien, who died peacefully at home on the weekend aged 71.
Hawaiian Shane Dorian has defeated Australia’s Dave Rastovich in the final of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy twin fin division.
Surfing Australia has announced its schedule for three National Titles events in 2015.
It was an Australian story as the stars of the surfing world gathered on the Gold Coast last night for the WSL World Surfing Awards.
Support for the inaugural The Board Meeting charity surfing event at Byron Bay next month continues to grow.Already more than 20 teams backed by local businesses have entered the event with some of those businesses donating items for the surf memorabilia auction to be held at the after-party and presentation
Up-and-coming junior Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey has been narrowly defeated in the World Surfing League's Sunset Beach Pro Junior event in Hawaii.
If Christmas is a time of giving, one of the best ways to give back to the community is to help someone have a great experience they couldn’t have otherwise.
After a successful event in Sydney last weekend, the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is now set to venture north to Yamba this coming weekend where 11 northern NSW boardriders’ clubs will duke it out in the surf.
Filmmaker Nick Colbey grew up in Byron and went to school there before moving out into the world. Nick now returns for the premiere of his latest film Loco Loco, a 25-minute surf film.
On Sunday morning more than fifty kids, locals and from as far as Doomadgee in Queensland, made a splash at the Burra Jurra Surf Day held at The Pass. Participants in the program welcomed a cool southerly change and a great reprieve from the recent hot northerly winds.
The fourth annual Byron Bay Surf Festival at the weekend celebrated surfing culture in classic Byron Bay style with hundreds of locals and visitors enjoying the spring sunshine to explore displays, workshops and music, and the release of a rescued... Read More →
Tweed Heads surfer Mick Fanning won the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal defeating Jordy Smith (ZAF) in the final on at Peniche, Portugal, on Monday.
Stephanie Gilmore won the Cascais Women’s Pro in Portugal on Sunday, defeating fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons in an exciting final. The event is stop No 9 of 10 on the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, and was completed at... Read More →