Surfest Newcastle

Surfest Newcastle is Australia’s biggest festival of surfing and provides a range of action in and out of the water for locals and visitors.

The festival sees 11 different surfing events with more than 800 competitors launching in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas.

Entry to all events is free. Event dates are below, Surfest taking place in Newcastle in February/March 2019.

Book now to secure accommodation in Newcastle for the 2019 Surfest. Public transport makes it easy to reach Surfest, while walking is the best option for around the event area. If you’re driving, allow extra time to find parking as there may be road closures and busy areas.

Newcastle Apartments would love to host you on your east coast adventure!

Surfest 2019 Event Schedule

Date Event Location
2nd February Port Stephens Toyota Wildcard Trials Birubi Point
23rd – 24th February Orica Teams Challenge Stockton Beach
24th February Sacred Tree Community Markets featuring arts, crafts, music, food Stockton Beach
2nd – 3rd March Wandiyali Indigenous Classic Merewether Beach
5th – 6th March Surfest High School Teams Challenge Merewether Beach
8th March Westfield Kotara University Team Challenge Merewether Beach
9th – 10th March Sanbah Cadet Cup South Bar Beach
9th – 10th March Surfest Pro Junior – WSL JQS 1000 men and women Merewether Beach
10th March Burton Automotive Pro International Trials Merewether Beach
10th March Holmes Civil Developments Women’s Pro International Trials Merewether Beach
11th – 17th March Burton Automotive Pro WSL QS6000 Merewether Beach
11th – 17th March Holmes Civil Developments Women’s Pro WSL QS6000 Merewether Beach
15th March Evolution Corporate Charity teams Cup for Mark Hughes Foundation Dixon Park Beach
16th March The Drop Festival King Edward Park

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