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The Byron Surf Festival

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

This year they’re pleased to feature the inaugural SurfAid Women’s Cup on Friday, August 16 as well as the return of the Wategos Wizards on Saturday, August 17 welcoming some of the best surfers from around the world.

On Sunday, August 18 the Freestyle and Stoke sessions kick off featuring the reinvigorated McTavish Trim, Dr Bronners Party Wave and the Varuna Seed to Surf session.

Organisers are excited to welcome Hydro Flask as their 2024 Presenting Partner, whose support is vital for securing the festival’s future, and there is another action-packed entertainment schedule powered by Gage Roads, featuring surf film premieres, parties at the Beach Hotel, art shows, special guest appearances, street markets and much more.

Entries are now open for the Byron Bay Surf Festival – note that the Blokes and Mermaids Logger is an invitational event. From last Monday, invitees have been given ten days to accept their invitation before the event is open to the public on July 18.

You can still register for the U18 Boys and Girls, Team Challenge and the Old Mal. There are limited spaces available so get in quick!

Throughout 2024, the ‘surfers Bible’ otherwise known as Tracks Magazine, has wound back the clock and reintroduced their popular Tracks Party, taking over iconic pubs all over Australia. With four epic shows held earlier this year, BBSF and Tracks will combine to take over the Beach Hotel on Friday, August 16 for what is set to be an epic night out and a highlight of the Festival’s long and illustrious history. A lineup is close to being announced and when it is, you will benefit from early bird tickets, giving you a chance to attend before it sells out… and believe us, with this lineup, it will sell out.

This year’s festival delivers an amazing opportunity to experience the Surviving to Thriving screening and Q+A starring Karin Ochsner. The film is about a fearless local surfer immersing herself in the raw beauty of nature and her remarkable journey of healing through surfing. The film features interviews with such household names as Pauline Menczer, Kieren Perrow, Joel Fitzgerald & Layne Beachley, to name a few.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.40pm start. Go to www.byronbaysurffestival.com.au for more info.

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