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May 8, 2021

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Photo Jeff ‘Waxhead’ Dawson

Organisers say Byron Bay Surf Festival 2012 was a huge success, with people coming from around Australia and from as far as Hawaii, California and Japan. The Opening Night at the Byron Brewery was attended by 700 people and featured surfing’s legends, former ASP president, CEO and three-times surfing world champion Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew together with the festival ambassador and legendary surfboard shaper Bob McTavish, MCd by renowned surf author Phil Jarrat presenting an insider view on Surf Culture Now.

The diversity of the three-day program ensured there was something for everyone, with the Start Me Up kids’ art show, surf-inspired workshops, a surf-film premiere, surf markets through to the surf swapmeet on the beach at Wategos and tandem surfing demonstrations.


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