Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson and Lennox Head’s Stu Kennedy are preparing to surf at the Billabong Pipe Masters, which is the final event for 2017 and features a four-way World Title Showdown. Unfortunately neither of our local pro... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders The 12th annual Morning of the Mo, part surf contest part dance-off, is on this weekend to raise money and awareness for men’s health. Competitors start the day with a surf contest in the Ballina area on pre-1980s... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders Local pro surfers got off to perfect starts with heat wins in round one of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro events in France that boasted epic conditions at the world renowned La Graviere. Stu Kennedy from Lennox Head... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders Great longboarding was on show over the weekend during the MP 20th Lennox Longboard Classic 2017 held at Lennox Head main beach in small and nicely peeling waves. Standout longboarding came from Ambre Damestoy, visiting from France, who... Read More →
Marika Ilic vice-president Small conditions equalised the playing field for the All Girls Surfriders Annual Hardcore Winter Classic July prize round, giving everyone a chance to reach the finals. The day started with off-shore winds and 0.3–0.6 metre clean waves.... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders Suffolk Park surfer Jye Whyatt has won dual national titles at the Australian Longboard Titles as part of the Australian Surf Festival. Whyatt executed an exciting array of impressive manoeuvres to dominate the field in both the Junior... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders Competition will be stiff at the 2017 Australian Surf Festival underway on the Tweed Coast and set to run for a marathon 17 days. Interstate entrants will come up against a strong field of local athletes keen to... Read More →
The Corona J-Bay Open in South Africa was blessed with amazing waves and groundbreaking performances with Filipe Toledo taking the win and setting new standards of performance on the legendary walls of Jeffreys Bay. Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson has retained... Read More →
The Tweed Coast region is shaping up as the perfect venue for the 2017 Australian Surf Festival when action gets underway on July 29. NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall, said the 18-day event promises to provide an economic boost to the region.
Local surfers Jye Whyatt, Alan Atkins and Ben Dickens all featured in the winners’ list at the close of the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics’ NSW Longboard Titles held at Bonny Hills last week. Jye Whyatt (Suffolk Park) claimed his second... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay surfer Joel Paxton was crowned the 2017 U/18 FNC Regional Junior champion last weekend. The regional titles were held in good solid waves at Flatrock with the results deciding who will represent the FNC at the... Read More →
Crystal Cylinders Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has finished runner-up in the JQS Australasian Series after the final event of the WSL-sanctioned Subway Surf Series Pro Junior was held over the weekend on the Gold Coast. It was held in... Read More →
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.