BBSF 2019 - What A Wild And Amazing Festival It Was!!...

BBSF 2019 - What A Wild And Amazing Festival It Was!!...

what a week that was!!
Cyclone Oma delivered what only a cyclone can

...pumping waves & wild conditions!!

 

The 2019 Byron Bay Surf Festival was a festival to remember. Offering five epic days of world class waves thanks to Cyclone Oma, cranking live tunes, inspirational films, world class art exhibition, enviro chats and Q&A panels with a few of surfing’s most influential competitors & characters. Despite extreme weather we managed to run 14 of the planned 16 events and the dedicated and happy crowd that packed out the local venues were stoked on the annual celebration of surf culture, and a real chance to hear from and meet some of Surfings true Legends!

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Tom Carroll & Bob McTavish at Toms Photo and film night
Thanks to Stone & Wood · McTavish · 3 Blue Ducks · Husk Distillers · The Bucha of Byron

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BBSF 2019 Photo comp

Winners were: GROMS Abbi Hart  HOBBY Tim Cornish  PRO Mark Morgan
@filmbyabbi @timcornice @mxmsurfphoto
Thanks to Stone & Wood · McTavish · AquaTech · Craig Parry · Ming Nomchong · Lowepro

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Surf Legends Lounge with Taylor Steele, Occy and Dick Hoole was interactive with iconic film clips, Q&A's, stories and plenty of laughs
Thanks to The General Store Byron Bay · Byron Community Centre

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Women, Beyond the Curl with the World Champs featuring Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz, Vahine Fierro, photographer Cait Miers and nicely hosted by Liv Phyland

Thanks to The Beach Hotel · Roxy

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The BBSF 2019 group artshow had a huge turnout at the Lone Goat Gallery and all of the artists were on hand to chat about it all and share the stoke

Thanks to Stone & Wood · The Bucha of Byron · Lone Goat Gallery

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The GoPro Sunset Cinema at The Beach Hotel was an amazing turnout with a packed room of all ages and plenty of pizza & bevs going down whilst watching the screening of GoPro's amazing film, 'Mentawai' featuring Capt Martin Daly discovering paradise, & filmed entirely with GoPro's genius cameras 
Thanks to GoPro · the Beach Hotel · Roxy

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The feature film at the GoPro Sunset Cinema this year was 'Trouble' the Lisa Andersen story by Chas Smith. It truly was an inspiring story of strength and determination. One gets an idea of how Lisa may have won those 4 world titles
 

Thanks to GoPro · the Beach Hotel · Roxy

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Saturday live talks were held from the Surf Club with chats by Small Giants' Dan Fitzgerald, BBSF’s community partner Waves 4 Water, 1% for the Planet and Atmosea. Chats about conscious investment, W4W’s OZ Program, female empowerment and self-love. The perfect wet weather activity, films were held at the Community Centre, including Beyond Litmus, Momentum Generation and Overcoming, a live stories event, were all well received. At night PLTS and Sunrose rocked out at The Beach Hotel, groovy and loud the night’s excitement could not be tarnished by wild weather!

Thanks to the Beach Hotel · Stone & Wood · Atmosea

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Sunday Funday it was all about surfing! ...and the huge BBSF wrap party...post surf everyone headed to the Beach Hotel to wash off an awesome five days. Stone & Wood’s cold beers flowed, as Seaside, The Vanns and Waax took to the stage for smashing live sets. 2019 was an incredible Byron Bay Surf Festival with mother nature providing an iconic swell to make it a true “surf” festival plus exciting events to keep everybody frothing and connected! Bring on 2020.
 

Once again a very HUGE and WARM THANKYOU to our major sponsors for 2019. Your continued contributions and support is very much appreciated!! BBSF is an International event that brings people from as far as Japan, Canada and South America and we hope that everyone from any walk of life that attends would leave this festival inspired and full of happiness and stoke!!
BIG LOVE & THANKS TILL NEXT YEAR - The BBSF 2019 Team
 


BBSF 2019 HIGHLIGHTS REEL AND GALLERY HERE

 
 
 

 

 

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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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