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April 15, 2021

Freestyling and Stoke lands at Wategos

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Waking up with a sick feeling in my gut

Horst Tietze, Mullumbimby Thank you to Mandy Nolan for publishing her courageous account of growing up as a young woman...

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Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

Contestants and spectators enjoy the vibe on a classic day of surfing fun at Wategos Beach in Byron.

The final day of the Byron Bay Surf Festival last weekend included the Freestyle and Stoke invitational and non-competitive surfing event.

Action started at 7am at Wategos Beach with a crowd of locals, surfers from interstate and international VIPs.

The Freestyle and Stoke surf sessions are invitation only – but if the invitee did not show, spots were thrown to the crowd.

Winners were awarded by peer vote.

Highlights included the McTavish Trim, led by local surf legend Bob McTavish,  where big, trim boards competed for the longest wave ridden.

The winner stepped off onto rocks, beyond the sandy perimeter of Wategos foreshore.

The Mermaid party was the all-female event and the colour, style and fancy footwork of the women delivered a great show.

The final party wave included more than 50 surfers from all over the country, NZ, US, France and Hawaii, in a dramatic but fun ‘dash for cash’ paddle and surf on one wave.


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