BBSF 2019 The Full Programme!

4 weeks out!! We are so close! The 2019 festival is drawing closer and we are working freakishly behind the scenes to make sure the event is the best yet. We have planned many exciting and unique happenings which are jam-packed into 5 days 
from Wednesday Feb 20th to Sunday 24th!

There are a bunch of free, and family-friendly events, 16 to be exact, for you and your mates to enjoy. Have a look here for a full overview of all the events!

WED Feb 20 6-9pm McTavish Factory
Byron Bay Industrial Estate

Tom Carroll 1980-1985 Photo Collection. See the 2 x World Champ and Pipeline Masters live narration of his personal collection of images from the mid 80’s when Tom was dominating Professional Surfing. Also screening will be the National Geographic documentary Salt in the Blood featuring Tom, followed by a Q&A. Film preview here

THURS FEB 21 5-7pm BBSF Photo Comp & Exhibition
McTavish Outpost Store Byron Bay

Come out and see the exhibition of the top 30 entries and the unveiling of this years winners in the 3 categories of Grommet, Hobbyist and Pro’s with guest judges professional photographers Craig Parry & Ming Nomchong Comp is on till Feb 4 so you still have plenty of time to enter your shot via Instagram. Full guidelines here Pic above by Craig Parry

THURS FEB 21 7-9pm Surf Legends Lounge
Byron Bay Community Centre Theatre 

Hosted by Vaughan Blakey and featuring special guests Mark Occhilupo, Dave Rastovich, Taylor Steele (USA), Dick Hoole, and more tbc. This talkback/Q&A style event will be both informative and entertaining. Come out and meet our special guest surfers, activists and filmmakers, as we dig in to surfing, and the lives of those deeply involved through the eras TIX HERE soon

FRI 22 FEB 630am Fluro Friday
The Pass Byron Bay 

Set your alarms! Fluro Friday brought to you by One Wave Is All It Takes kicks off our Friday! Dress Fluro and Funky and support mental health. More details here & here


FRI 22 FEB 10-12noon Women; Beyond the curl with the world champs
The Beach Hotel Byron Bay 

Come and meet World Champion Surfers and all-round inspiring women Stephanie Gilmore, Lisa Andersen (USA) & Kelia Moniz (HAW) Our special guest hosts will be talking with the girls in a live Q&A format about life, surfing, winning, success with it’s ups and downs, and making their mark in what was once a hugely male dominated sport TIX HERE soon

FRI 22 FEB 530-7pm BBSF Annual Artshow
Loan Goat Gallery Byron Bay

Grab all your family & friends for an incredible showing of brand new art from this year’s featured artists, Nanda Ormond (NZ above left) Luke Day, Filippa Edghill (NOR above right) James McMillan, Jaleesa Vincent, Kentaro Yoshida (JPN), Duncan Macfarlane, and 1 more tbc. More info here

FRI 22 FEB 3-9pm Twilight Markets
Dening Park Byron Foreshore

The afternoon will start with the Twilight Surf Art Markets featuring a range of both unique local and international vendors including an assortment of yummy food and beverage  trucks followed by some live music leading in to the Sunset Cinema. See below…

FRI 22 FEB 7-9pm Sunset Cinema 
Dening Park Byron Foreshore 

Opening with a traditional Welcome to Country, some very special guests, a surprise acoustic music set, followed by a new short film and the Australian major film premiere of Trouble, Lisa Andersens amazing true story followed by a Q&A with Lisa. See preview here This film looks so good!! Please don’t miss it! Come down with friends, family, cushions, and kids 🙂  
Food & Drinks available!! More info here


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FRI 22 FEB 7pm 

Dening park Byron Foreshore. Australian major film premiere of Trouble, Lisa Andersen Directed by Chas Smith Preview here

FRI 22 FEB Live Music The Beach Hotel 

From 9pm. Bands tbc. Tix on door

SAT 23 FEB 9-5pm Surf Art Markets
Dening Park Byron Foreshore 

The Surf Art Markets will kick off at 9:00am (8am for yoga), Saturday morning, featuring a wide range of the best surfboard craftsmen, artists, fashion designers, thinkers, creatives, workshops, talks, environmental groups, large choices of food & bevs including Veg, and all of it beating along to the sounds and vibes of many live music acts, and so much more..! A fun day for you, your mates and the whole family More info here


SAT 23 FEB 5-9pm Movies
Byron Bay Community Centre 

Get set for 2 new and amazing movies out of the USA, and another tbc. Special guests and Director Q&A’s. More info and TIX HERE soon Quick updates click here

SAT 23 FEB Live Music The Beach Hotel 

From 9pm. Bands tbc. Tix on door

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SUN 24 FEB 7-3pm Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions
Wategos Beach 

Featuring 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!! Catch both locals and some of  the worlds best surfers as they exhibit surfing with style and skill on a variety of surfcraft including, Logs, Soft, Wooden, All girls, Bodysurfing, 10ft ‘Trimmers’ and the all inclusive BBSF Party Wave!! More here

SUN 24 FEB the McTavish Trim Wategos 

Big boards Long rides. Clip here

SUN ARVO 24 FEB 4pm BBSF Wrap Party!! 
Live Music The Beach Hotel

3 Exciting Bands to be announced soon!! Tix on door

Byron Bay Surf Festival
20 – 24 February 2019

So close! We will see you soon!

**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)