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
 


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