The 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival is on its way and the festival line up is filling fast with the finest sliders, artists and creatives from around Australia and the globe coming to town for four days of surf culture and fun. 

We are stoked to announce the following brand new events to be part of the 2018 BBSF schedule. We will be kicking off with Thursday night’s Surf Legends Loungeat the Byron Bay Community Centre Theatre, hosted by Surfing World Magazine’s Vaughan Blakey talking with surfing’s traditional, modern and futuristic minds about the weird, wonderful and ever-evolving world of riding waves.


Friday introduces the NEW Free Radicals surf jam featuring shorter high-performance alternative surf crafts and the current leaders in radical surfing set to blow minds. The Surf Art Show will feature Tim Kerr (USA)Otis Carey and Ozzie Wright at Lone Goat Gallery followed by the family-friendly Sunset Cinemaon the grass at Denning Park with a range of short and feature films to be announced in the New Year.

Saturday’s Surf Art Markets will feature a range of the finest surfboard craftsmen, environmental groups, activism workshops, leading fashion brand’s, artists, creators, and workshops to keep you entertained and inspired. 


On Sunday we return to our spiritual sands of Wategos beach for the Freestyle & Stoke surf sessions event featuring a range of exhibition style surf categories including the McTavish Trim and featuring a selection of internationally renowned surfers and good vibes all day!

Each night we have an epic line up of bands and music at the legendary Beach Hotel proudly supported by Stone and Wood.

Stay tuned for the NEW events, full schedule and special guests to be announced soon!!!

We hope you dig our new look branding for 2018 developed by SIY Studio and James McMillan. 

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A special thanks to our partners on board this year, these businesses bring ideas to life and we are proud to include them as part of the BBSF family that makes our gathering fun, engaging and possible! 
Stone & Wood, Beach Hotel, Mini, Coastalwatch, Surfing World Magazine, RVCA, Onboard Store, Hydro Flask, Elements of Byron, Humpy Co, Sustainable Valley, Santos Organics, Business and Pleasure Co, Fallen Broken Street, Atmosea, Catch Surf, McTavish & our not-for-profit Wings. 

Wanna join our incredible group of event partners?
Get involved as a sponsor

Waiting list for Saturday’s Surf Art Markets

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The North Journal says it best “Come have a blast, four days of riding waves & high vibes with your best buddies alongside all the legends of surf culture.”

Grab a copy, put your feet up and check out the BBSF article.

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It’s nearly time to wax your board & get in on all the fun and good vibes!

Byron Bay Surf Festival 22 – 25 February 2018

Save the date, load the van, bike or book a flight, but just don’t miss out! 

Have a safe and happy holiday
Love from the BBSF Fam!