Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions 2019

Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions 2019

FREESTYLE & STOKE


SURF SESSIONS

SUNDAY FEB 24TH
BRING MATES, GROMS, BROLLIES, SURFBOARDS AND THE ESKY
...IT’S SUNDAY FUNDAY! 

LETS GO SURFING!!

On Sunday 24th Feb we set our compass to Australia’s most easterly point...the dreamy shores of Wategos Beach, for a froth-filled day of sun, surf and salt water for the entire family! Once again, this year’s Freestyle & Stoke surf sessions will feature some of surfing’s best and most eccentric sliders, brand new progressive wave-riding categories, and for the third consecutive year, BBSF will host one of last years crowd favourites…the McTavish Trim!!

See below for this years board riding categories

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THE SURF SESSIONS

Our Freestyle & Stoke categories are progressively one-of-a-kind, with a strong focus on artistic interpretation and style. These non-competitive sessions are decided by peer vote, with advantage awarded to those presenting their surfing with style, wave and equipment adaptability, along with flare and freestyling fun, during each session! Invites are sent out for most sessions and fill quite fast. If an invitee doesn't show on the day, that invite goes open to the beach. So wax ya boards!!

Registrations open on the beach at 7:00am with the first session kicking off at 8:00 am sharp!


8:00 – 8:30 am: Torpedoes (surfing the body)
presented by BBSF

The art of bodysurfing serves as an essential piece to the learning curve of becoming a great all-around water man/woman. Watch as these sliders of the sea throw one arm forward and show us how to truly and intimately connect with the power of the ocean.

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8:30 – 9:00 am: Wood Sniffers
presented by BBSF

Riding the natural fibre of wood will connect you closer to the roots of stand up surfboard riding than any man made material. Basically the surfboard is resourced straight from the ground, is sustainable in effect, strong, and looks beautiful. Bring your own, or if you're lucky enough, there may be one at Wattys you can test!

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9:00 – 10:00 am: McTavish Trim
Round 1 - 3 x 20 min sessions 
presented by McTavish Surfboards

We're very stoked to be hosting for the 3rd year running The McTavish Trim at our Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions. The legend himself, Bob McTavish, will be holding his famed event right here in his own backyard!...no place better, right.

Surfers compete on beautifully handcrafted boards, 10ft+ in length, with the winner being determined by whoever slides their craft, from the far point furthest up the beach, and only in the finest trimming style, of course. Last year every single inch of water gained counted...even up on to the sand!!

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10:00 – 10:30 am: All Girls Anything Goes
presented by Roxy

Gals only in this hi fi good vibin' shred session. Grab your sista's and your buddies and bring any board you like for this one girls. There could be a few special guests in this one too! All in, all win!! (not really, there will be a winner as peer-voted by y'all...same as all other seshies!

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10:30 – 11:00 am: The Extraterrestrial Soft-board Experiment
presented by DRAG board co

Chippa Wilson and co are bringing a bunch of DRAG boards to the beach for a good time!! Come demo, come slide!! This is the only time you can ever say that BBSF has gone soft… Foamies only...size or shape don't matter. Every other category has 12 surfers, but this one... this one we want 20! Shared waves, sit down, stand up, fall down, slide - All in, come do it!!

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11:00 – 11:30 am: Log invitational
presented by BBSF

BBSF Premiere event. Invite only. Modern or classic log 9ft+. Single fin only! International guests from Bali, California & Japan!! Come see the pro's doin' it!

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11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Log Mermaid Invitational
presented by Atmosea

BBSF Premiere Event. Invite only. Modern or Classic log 9ft. Single fins pleeez! Spots may open up at beach if there's a no show. Rego at 7am. Yiew!

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12:00 – 12:30 pm: Ying/Yang
presented by BBSF

2 peeps on 1 wave. It could be your lover or your besty, your Mum or your bro. It don't matter who really, it's about sharing da wave! It's gonna be fun to do, and fun to watch! Register on the morning from 7am. More waves if we share!!

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12:30-1:00pm: The McTavish Trim 
Final round
Presented by McTavish

Surfers compete on beautifully handcrafted boards, 10ft+ in length, with the winner being determined by whoever slides their craft, from the far point furthest up the beach, and only in the finest trimming style, of course. Last year every single inch of water gained counted...even up on to the sand!!

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1:00-1:30pm: Crafting
presented by fallenBROKENstreet


Just last week two blokes sat in a shed, namely Justin Crawford and James McMillan. Poppin' a beer they checked out old Peter Crawford slides and an array of surfcraft from Peters kneeboards to a couple of original Michael Peterson single fins. They had a revelation and a new category was born, Crafting!! Watch this space! 

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1:00 – 1:45 pm: Festival Party Wave!!
presented by BBSF

Open to one and all! Register before noon to join in the fun!
ALL SURFERS on one wave TO THE BEACH!! You win there'll be a spesh prize!

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THE WATTYS DAY

BBSF will have some shading provided, (and there's heaps of trees) but please bring hats, sunblock, water...and good vibes o' course!! 
 

CHECK ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS HERE

DON’T FORGET THE AFTER PARTY!
presented by The Beach Hotel

The sun & stoke all day will leave you thirsty and ready to party. Get yourself a couple of cold ones from Stone & Wood at the Beach Hotel and enjoy Live Music with WAAX, THE VANNS and SEASIDE from 5pm!!

**For more info on event schedules, ticket sales, lineups, special guests and all things BBSF, make sure to stay tuned as we continue unloading all the details surrounding this years action via our website and social media channels (@byronbaysurffestival).**


Wanna join our incredible group of event partners?
Get involved as a sponsor 
email ciel@byronbaysurffestival.com.au

Contact markets@byronbaysurffestival.com.au to be on the waiting list for Saturday's Surf Art Markets

 

Byron Bay Surf Festival 20 - 24 February 2018 
 

Big Love and Enjoy your week Surfing family!
From all of us here at BBSF!

WWW.BYRONBAYSURFFESTIVAL.COM.AU

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