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2024 Byron Bay Surf Festival presented by Hydro Flask

Price FREE – $250 AUD + BF Register

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The Byron Bay Surf Festival holds an esteemed position in the world of surfing, proudly showcasing the rich heritage of Byron Bay's surf culture. 

With a remarkable history spanning over a decade, this annual event has become a highlight on the surf calendar, attracting renowned surfers, industry experts, and enthusiasts from around the globe.

Nestled on the breathtaking coast of New South Wales, Byron Bay has long been revered as a surfing mecca. Surrounded by pristine beaches and renowned surf breaks, it is a place where the deep connection between nature and surfing is palpable. The festival pays hommage to this unique surf culture, which has influenced and inspired countless individuals for generations.

The history of the Byron Bay Surf Festival is graced with notable names that have left an indelible mark on the sport. Icons of the surf world have flocked to this event, recognizing both its significance and the allure of Byron Bay. Legendary figures like Mark Occhilupo, Sally Fitzgibbons, Tom Carroll, Bob McTavish, Jack McCoy, Steph Gilmore and Dave Rastovich have all graced the festival's stages and participated in its exhilarating competitions. Their presence not only acknowledges the festival's prestige but also serves as a testament to the importance of this event within the global surfing community.

Year after year, the festival continues to evolve while preserving the traditions that have made it a beloved institution. The 2024 festival promises an array of exciting activities that cater to competitive surfing and surf culture. 

The Byron Bay Surf Festival also cherishes sustainability and deep respect for the environment. Recognizing the profound impact surfing has on sea ecosystems, event's organizers, World Surfaris are committed to promoting eco-friendly practices and raising awareness about the importance of preserving the oceans. Through beach cleanups, educational initiatives, and collaborations with environmentally-conscious brands, the festival endeavors to leave a positive impact on both the local community and the wider surf industry.

The Festival format this year will appear as follows:

- Friday 16th August - SurfAid Womens Cup (please head to to sign up your team).

- Saturday 17th August - Wategos Wizards (Open & Junior Logger + Old Mal) 

- Sunday 18th August - Freestyle & Stoke Sessions (Team event, Varuna Seed to Surf, McTavish Trim, Dr Bronners Party Wave)

We look forward to celebrating with you all very soon! Don't forget the Festival has events running around the shire from Thursday 15th August where we will be showcasing surf films at Palace Cinemas and the Byron Theatre, as well as surf art expo's at the McTavish store as well as the coveted Tracks Party at the Beach Hotel. For our full event program, head to our website  

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