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Counting down the days! 16 days to go! The 2019 festival is drawing closer and 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!


Surf Legends Lounge 

Presented by BBSF

Thursday Feb 21 @ Byron Bay Community Centre
Theatre Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Come out and meet some of Surfings true Legends. 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.


Women: Behind the curl with the World Champs

Presented by Beach Hotel, Roxy & BBSF

Friday Feb 22 @ Beach Hotel
Time: 10 – 11:30am

Come and meet World Champion Surfers and 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

Movies and Events

Presented by BBSF

Beyond Litmus, Momentum Generation, Lauren L.Hill

Saturday Feb 23 @ Byron Bay Community Centre Theatre
Time: Start 4 – 10pm


Saturday 23rd
Beyond Litmus Australian feature film premiere
Presented by Byron Bay Surf Festival

Running time 80 mins
8pm Door time  / 8:15pm Start time  / 10pm Finish time

Filmmaker and featured surfer Q&A with Andrew Kidman and Derek Hynd

In 1995 Jon Frank, Andrew Kidman and Mark Sutherland made the seminal surfing film Litmus. Two decades later they’ve reunited with Derek Hynd, whose J-Bay sessions in the original film are the stuff of legend. His surfing reset what surfers worldwide wanted beneath their feet and led to the biggest revolution in boards since the shortboard. Beyond Litmus charts the early years of Kidman and Frank’s relationship with Hynd, including rare footage and interviews from the Litmus period rescued from the cutting room floor. It’s a veritable Hi-8 rampage featuring Derek and several members of the original cast


Saturday 23rd
Momentum Generation Northern NSW Feature Film Premiere
Presented by Byron Bay Surf Festival & Universal Pictures
Running time 103 mins
5:30pm Door time  / 5:45pm Start time  / 7:45pm Finish time

Includes original Momentum Filmmaker Q&A with Taylor Steele Produced by Robert Redford and starring Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Ross Williams, Kalani Robb, Benji Weatherley, Pat O’Connell, and Taylor Steele. A must-see new film about that famous crew of early ’90s surf stars who became the subjects of filmmaker Taylor Steele’s punk-infused, genre-disrupting surf films and defined an entire generation. In 1992 they met up on the North Shore of Oahu spending the winter with the best waves in the world on their doorstep, and it changed surfing as we know it, forever.

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Saturday 23rd
Overcoming: Stories of Challenge, Triumph & The Sea
Presented by Byron Bay Surf Festival and Lauren L. Hill

3:45pm Door time  / 4:00pm Start time  / 5:15pm Finish time

“Heartfelt, vulnerable, funny, honest. Gather round for an evening of raw surf storytelling, as we explore the theme of Overcoming.” This is a live recording for the forthcoming Waterpeople Podcast, hosted byDave Rastovich and Lauren L. Hill.

Live music every night at The Beachy!!

Friday DROPLEGS with Tones & I
Saturday PLTS with Sunrose
Sunday Waax with Vaans & Seaside

SUN ARVO 24 FEB 4pm BBSF Wrap Party!! Live Music with 3 rocking bands at The Beach Hotel Tix available Thursday 9am!!

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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 andsocial media channels (@byronbaysurffestival)