BBSF 2018 Programme Sneak Peaks!


BBSF 2018 Programme sneaky peeks…

22-25 FEBRUARY 2018 …The countdown begins…only 23 days to go!!

Less than four-weeks out and the anticipation has got us frothing, ready to dish out some more tasty details of this years epic festival lineup. The decisions have been made – deals done, hands shook and diaries officially locked in…
The 2018 BBSF Programme is Here! And it really is better than ever!

Thursday, Feb 22
We’ve added an additional day and 3 new events to the fest lineup this year – Yeeww! Thanks to our legend host, Surfing World Magazine’s Vaughan Blakey, we’ll be firing the party off on Thursday night… that’s right, THURSDAY (Feb. 22), with the new Surf Legends Lounge presented by Electric, at the Byron Bay Community Centre. Come out and meet our very special guest surf legends including surfers, shapers and filmmakers, as we dig deep in to all things surf. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the music, short films, special guests and discussions starting 7pm sharp.

Be sure to swing by the Community Centre website and grab your tickets early to avoid missing out!

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Friday, February 23rd
Our second brand new event the Free Radicals alternative shred sessions are presented by RVCA & Electric, and set to roll out first thing Friday morning 7:00 am. Set your alarms, as current leaders in high performance surfing set to blow minds! 

Ari Browne

Ari Browne

Later that arvo, load up the fam and head over to the highly anticipated BBSF 2018 Art Show at Lone Goat Gallery for an incredible showing of art from this years 3 three featured artists, Tim Kerr (USA), Otis Carey and, of course, now local Byron identity and world famous surfer and artist bohemian Ozzie Wrightor Wrong. Get there between 5:30-7:00 pm to cool down with a couple frosty Stone & Wood brews and load up on some tasty nibbles from Shelter. Trust us, this is one event you do not want to miss!

** (Oh yah, and just a heads up – a little birdie told us that Tim Kerr will be painting a mural on the walls of the Bay Leaf Cafe on Tues the 20th & Wed the 21st! You’re welcome)

Following the art show, park your lawn chairs and picnic blankets beachside at Denning Park from 6:00-9:00 pm for this years Sunset Cinema presented by 2018 Festival major partners MINI and Stone & Wood. See a traditional indigenous Welcome to Country by the local Arakwal Bumberlin people which will lead us right in to an acoustic music set a special short film from USA by Jack Coleman and this years outdoor screening of our surprise feature film! 

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Take a look at the BBSF 2018 Featured Artists Ozzie Wright, Tim Kerr (USA) and Otis Carey!

Artist: Ozzie Wright @ozzywrong

Artist: Ozzie Wright

Artist: Tim Kerr@movetk

Artist: Tim Kerr

Artist: Otis Carey@otishopecarey

Artist: Otis Carey

Saturday, February 24th
The Surf Art Markets are set to kick off at 9:00am (8am for yoga), Saturday morning, featuring a wide range of the best surfboard craftsmen, artists, fashion designers, environmental groups, activism workshops, live music, yummy food and bevs, and so much more!

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Saturday night, make your way over to the Byron Community Centre for a cosmic experience featuring Kassia Meador‘s Sonic Immersion 5:30-7pm followed by a feature surf film documentary 7:30-9pm.



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Sunday, February 25th
…it all leads up to this…Sunday Funday!!! Pack your picnic, swimmies, buddies, guitars, load up the boards and iron your best party shirt because this is the day that tops it all off!

The Freestyle & Stoke surf sessions at our favourite tropo-dreamy location, Wategos beach. This non-competitive surf day, is open to all guys and gals, both young and old, and features both our regular log, mermaids and finless sessions, and as usual, some new surprise categories (will tell ya later!), including one of last year’s favourites the McTavish Trim and don’t forget, the final days’ event the Byron Bay Surf Festival Parteeee Wave!! Come grab some waves, vibe high with friends, get involved or just sit back and watch it all unfold!

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Big thanks to the Byron Bay Mal Club Brekkie and Lunch BBQ from from 7:00am – 2:30pm!

The McTavish Trim features some of surfings best on boards 10ft plus and vying for the longest wave up the beach as judged by Bob McTavish himself..!


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BBSF 2018 Official wrap Party It wouldn’t be a festival without an after party right!..? Be sure to get along to The Beachy each and every night (Fri, Sat, Sun – tix at door) for live music from some of your favourite Aussie bands!! …along with a few coldies from your our favey local brewers – Stone & Wood! And let’s not forget about where you plan to lay your head each night. Here are a couple of rad spots to book up, 28 Degrees & Elements of Byron.

**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).**


A very special thanks to our exclusive BBSF partners this year…these businesses bring ideas to life and we are proud to include them as part of the BBSF family that makes our annual gathering of the tribes fun, engaging, educational, inspiring, and most important of all they help make it all 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 local charity Wings.

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

Contact to be on the waiting list for Saturday’s Surf Art Markets

Byron Bay Surf Festival 22 – 25 February 2018


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