BBSF 2017 ARCHIVE

Events

FRIDAY 24 FEB 2017

ART SHOW Surf Culture Now 5:30pm - 7pm Lone Goat Gallery - The Library An international and locally curated lineup of artists from Australia and California featuring art by Andy Davis (US), Brodie Jackson, Otis Carey, Tyler Warren (US), James McMillan, Matt Yeates, Paul McNeil, Nanda Ormond, Kei Otsuka (JPN) along with photographers, Hayden Richards (aka @sa_rips) and Byron local Ming Nomchong. This highly influential gathering of artists will be showing original works and offerings from their latest collections.  FREE EVENT

ART SHOW

Surf Culture Now
5:30pm - 7pm
Lone Goat Gallery - The Library

An international and locally curated lineup of artists from Australia and California featuring art by Andy Davis (US), Brodie Jackson, Otis Carey, Tyler Warren (US), James McMillan, Matt Yeates, Paul McNeil, Nanda Ormond, Kei Otsuka (JPN) along with photographers, Hayden Richards (aka @sa_rips) and Byron local Ming Nomchong. This highly influential gathering of artists will be showing original works and offerings from their latest collections. 

FREE EVENT

SUNSET CINEMA Opening Ceremony 7 - 9:30pm Byron Bay Foreshore Australian movie Premiere of 'Given', starring Aamion Goodwin and family. Opening with a traditional welcome to country blessing from the Arakwal mob, followed by a solo performance by Hawaiian singer/songwriter Paula Fuga, the screening of Stone & Wood's 'The Way It Should Be', a short film featuring Dave Rastovich about the process of brewing this years' official BBSF x Stone & Wood beer collab and culminating with the BBSF 2017 selected Feature Film brought to us by Hurley. Bring your picnic blankets and kids very welcome!! :) FREE EVENT

SUNSET CINEMA

Opening Ceremony
7 - 9:30pm
Byron Bay Foreshore

Australian movie Premiere of 'Given', starring Aamion Goodwin and family. Opening with a traditional welcome to country blessing from the Arakwal mob, followed by a solo performance by Hawaiian singer/songwriter Paula Fuga, the screening of Stone & Wood's 'The Way It Should Be', a short film featuring Dave Rastovich about the process of brewing this years' official BBSF x Stone & Wood beer collab and culminating with the BBSF 2017 selected Feature Film brought to us by Hurley. Bring your picnic blankets and kids very welcome!! :)

FREE EVENT

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY 9 - 12pm Beach Hotel - 1 Bay Street Right after Sunset Cinema head over the road to kick off the wekeends's festivities with live music from our headliner act CARAVANA SUN and enjoy a decked out version of the famous Beachy Hotel with a special takeover by our awesome local brewers Stone & Wood in partnership with BBSF.  18+ FREE EVENT

OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY

9 - 12pm
Beach Hotel - 1 Bay Street

Right after Sunset Cinema head over the road to kick off the wekeends's festivities with live music from our headliner act CARAVANA SUN and enjoy a decked out version of the famous Beachy Hotel with a special takeover by our awesome local brewers Stone & Wood in partnership with BBSF. 

18+ FREE EVENT

SATURDAY 25 FEB 2017

SURF ART MARKET + TIPI POP-UPS 7am - 4:30pm Apex Park, Byron Foreshore Brought to you by SurfStitch, the Byron Foreshore will come alive with markets, tipi pop-ups, shapers, yoga, artisans, films, presentations, live music and the Surf Literature Lounge. Local as well as international brands and businesses will join in, serving up experiences, products and design, as well as organic foods, fashion and beats to keep you groovin through the day!  FREE EVENT

SURF ART MARKET + TIPI POP-UPS

7am - 4:30pm
Apex Park, Byron Foreshore

Brought to you by SurfStitch, the Byron Foreshore will come alive with markets, tipi pop-ups, shapers, yoga, artisans, films, presentations, live music and the Surf Literature Lounge.

Local as well as international brands and businesses will join in, serving up experiences, products and design, as well as organic foods, fashion and beats to keep you groovin through the day! 

FREE EVENT

LITERATURE LOUNGE 9:30am - 5pm Apex Park, Byron Foreshore A free open air stage where you can join surfers, artisans, surf stars and iconic legends to listen, learn and participate in conversations about surf culture, on topics including writing, photography, storytelling and surfing. We believe that surfing as an art form is caring, openminded, worldly and community minded and this space aims to honour this. A day full of readings, panels, interviews, discussions and presentations...grab a cuppa and tune in for one session, or all!  FREE EVENT 

LITERATURE LOUNGE

9:30am - 5pm
Apex Park, Byron Foreshore

A free open air stage where you can join surfers, artisans, surf stars and iconic legends to listen, learn and participate in conversations about surf culture, on topics including writing, photography, storytelling and surfing. We believe that surfing as an art form is caring, openminded, worldly and community minded and this space aims to honour this. A day full of readings, panels, interviews, discussions and presentations...grab a cuppa and tune in for one session, or all! 

FREE EVENT 

THE WOODSHED 9am - 4:30pm Apex Park, Byron Foreshore Australia's largest gathering of Wooden surfboards and those that make them!! We've dedicated a special area of the Surf Art Markets to the wood sniffers. Chat with master shaper and designer Tom Wegener, along with Joel Fitzgerald, Andy Ceglinski, Grant Newby and more. If you dig wood don’t miss this timber buffet, including workshops, demo's and the latest and greatest in innovation and the design of wooden surfboards. FREE EVENT 

THE WOODSHED

9am - 4:30pm
Apex Park, Byron Foreshore

Australia's largest gathering of Wooden surfboards and those that make them!! We've dedicated a special area of the Surf Art Markets to the wood sniffers. Chat with master shaper and designer Tom Wegener, along with Joel Fitzgerald, Andy Ceglinski, Grant Newby and more. If you dig wood don’t miss this timber buffet, including workshops, demo's and the latest and greatest in innovation and the design of wooden surfboards.

FREE EVENT 

WORKSHOP 2pm - 3pm Byron Community Centre BBSF introduce this new event in collaboration with Patagonia - a panel of activists share how they effectively campaign with local environmental and community groups. Hosted by local Byron Bay surfer and activist Dave Rastovich, this workshop recognises the important work these small groups do in the area and will motivate you to take action.  Hosted by Dave Rastovich TICKETED EVENT 

WORKSHOP

2pm - 3pm
Byron Community Centre

BBSF introduce this new event in collaboration with Patagonia - a panel of activists share how they effectively campaign with local environmental and community groups. Hosted by local Byron Bay surfer and activist Dave Rastovich, this workshop recognises the important work these small groups do in the area and will motivate you to take action. 

Hosted by Dave Rastovich

TICKETED EVENT 

WORKSHOP & PANEL 3:15pm - 4:15pm Byron Community Centre BBSF introduce this new event in collaboration with Patagonia - To many, the simple act of surfing and the multi-billion dollar surf industry that has sprung up around it have been fundamentally at odds. Now with the surf industry in a time of great change, a panel of surfers and entrepreneurs discuss how the surf industry might better reflect the spirit of surfing. Panelled by Sean Doherty TICKETED EVENT

WORKSHOP & PANEL

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Byron Community Centre

BBSF introduce this new event in collaboration with Patagonia - To many, the simple act of surfing and the multi-billion dollar surf industry that has sprung up around it have been fundamentally at odds. Now with the surf industry in a time of great change, a panel of surfers and entrepreneurs discuss how the surf industry might better reflect the spirit of surfing.

Panelled by Sean Doherty

TICKETED EVENT

SHORT FILM & PANEL 4:30pm - 5:30pm Byron Community Centre Surfer Lauren Hill will host the panel about her short film Pear-Shaped; a glimpse into the little absurdities from the everyday realities of being a woman in the water: from rogue tampon strings to the ever looming wardrobe malfunction. It's an antidote to the hyper-sexualised, out-of-touch representation of our side of surfing, and a tip of the cap to those who shrug off the unique, and sometimes humiliating challenges, and choose to ride and slide anyway. TICKETED EVENT

SHORT FILM & PANEL

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Byron Community Centre

Surfer Lauren Hill will host the panel about her short film Pear-Shaped; a glimpse into the little absurdities from the everyday realities of being a woman in the water: from rogue tampon strings to the ever looming wardrobe malfunction. It's an antidote to the hyper-sexualised, out-of-touch representation of our side of surfing, and a tip of the cap to those who shrug off the unique, and sometimes humiliating challenges, and choose to ride and slide anyway.

TICKETED EVENT

FEATURE FILM & SURF SHORTIES 6:00pm - 7:45pm Byron Community Centre Enjoy almost two hours of screenings of the selection of our favourite 2017 surf shorties submissions accompanied by a special screening of 'Surfers' Blood' by Patrick Trefz (USA).  TICKETED EVENT

FEATURE FILM & SURF SHORTIES

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Byron Community Centre

Enjoy almost two hours of screenings of the selection of our favourite 2017 surf shorties submissions accompanied by a special screening of 'Surfers' Blood' by Patrick Trefz (USA). 

TICKETED EVENT

CONCERt & PARTY 8pm - 12:30pm Beach Hotel Presented by Stone & Wood and The Beach Hotel, Saturday Slide is the festivals flagship event!! .. a night full of incredible talent and unique happenings. We have the beautiful and big voice of Hawaiian singer/songwriter Paula Fuga opening for popular local act Bobby Alu and amazing headliner, the legendary G.LOVE direct from the USA!.. G's alternative blues and folksy hip-hopish surf vibes will get you movin' and groovin' the night away. Between sets watch Jack McCoy's 25-year film anniversary, with clips from his groundbreaking surf films Bunyip Dreaming and The Green Iguana, featuring live music scores by Dave Rastovich, Terepai Richmond, Tim Baker, Kyle Slabb and Fletcher Pilon. TICKETED EVENT

CONCERt & PARTY

8pm - 12:30pm
Beach Hotel

Presented by Stone & Wood and The Beach Hotel, Saturday Slide is the festivals flagship event!! .. a night full of incredible talent and unique happenings. We have the beautiful and big voice of Hawaiian singer/songwriter Paula Fuga opening for popular local act Bobby Alu and amazing headliner, the legendary G.LOVE direct from the USA!.. G's alternative blues and folksy hip-hopish surf vibes will get you movin' and groovin' the night away. Between sets watch Jack McCoy's 25-year film anniversary, with clips from his groundbreaking surf films Bunyip Dreaming and The Green Iguana, featuring live music scores by Dave Rastovich, Terepai Richmond, Tim Baker, Kyle Slabb and Fletcher Pilon.

TICKETED EVENT

SURF SESSIONS 8am - 4pm Wategos Beach Presented by Clif Bar, On Sunday we invite you to join a day of fun and unique surfing sessions hosted at Australia's most easterly point, Wategos Beach. Open to young and old, including categories of; finless, logs, mermaids, fish, torpedoes (bodysurfing), tandem, and for the first time BBSF host the McTavish Trim! Unlike other surf festivals this is not a competitive day (aside from the Trim), it's all about the pure stoke of freestyling your own creative way across the wave on a surf craft of your choice. Lots of cool happenings, including $500 for the winner of the Party Wave Dash for Cash. A fun one to watch!  FREE EVENT

SURF SESSIONS

8am - 4pm
Wategos Beach

Presented by Clif Bar, On Sunday we invite you to join a day of fun and unique surfing sessions hosted at Australia's most easterly point, Wategos Beach. Open to young and old, including categories of; finless, logs, mermaids, fish, torpedoes (bodysurfing), tandem, and for the first time BBSF host the McTavish Trim! Unlike other surf festivals this is not a competitive day (aside from the Trim), it's all about the pure stoke of freestyling your own creative way across the wave on a surf craft of your choice. Lots of cool happenings, including $500 for the winner of the Party Wave Dash for Cash. A fun one to watch! 

FREE EVENT

HUNTERS + COLLECTORS 8am - 3pm Wategos Beach Choose from an array of boards to peruse and demo during Sundays Surf Sessions Events. A mix of modern, collectables, handmade, art-driven and sustainably produced surf craft are on show from Australian, Japanese, Californian and Hawaiian shapers!   FREE EVENT

HUNTERS + COLLECTORS

8am - 3pm
Wategos Beach

Choose from an array of boards to peruse and demo during Sundays Surf Sessions Events. A mix of modern, collectables, handmade, art-driven and sustainably produced surf craft are on show from Australian, Japanese, Californian and Hawaiian shapers!  

FREE EVENT

 

GUESTS 2017

The calibre and amount of talent we have involved in this years festival is beyond amazing. Surfers, shapers, artists and musicians will come together to celebrate surf culture over 3 days of jam-packed activities and events! 

 

News

 

Mini Film Fest 2017

This year the Byron Bay Surf Festival has curated a collection of feature and short films to delight the eye and minds of surfers, adventurers, environmentalists, artists, thinkers and ocean lovers. Including the Australian Premiere screening of 'Given' by Jess Bianchi and the Goodwin family (HWI) on Friday night (Free Event), and on Saturday 'Island Earth' by Cyrus Sutton (USA), 'Pear Shaped' by Lauren L. Hill and finishing off with 'Surfers Blood' by Patrick Trefz (USA) and the selection of our favourite short films submissions for 2017. 

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BBSF Short Film Comp will be back next year.

Previous Years Winners

2014: A New Generation

2013: Women Who Run with the Tides

2012: The Shaper

 

PROGRAM + MAP 2017

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