Celebrating its 34th anniversary this year, Surfest is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere, with the women's and men's Qualifying Pro events hosting a wave of national and international competitors looking to score points in the World Surf League (WSL) competition series.
A range of complementary surfing events are on offer for all ages, kicking off with the inaugural Lake Mac City Pro Junior at Redhead beach on Feb 9+10, a WSL first for the Lake Macquarie region.
In what will be another first for Surfest is the Westfield Kotara Uni Team Challenge open to all Australian universities, and The Drop Festival (March 16). The Triple J presented festival will be following WSL Tour events around the country, featuring artists Angus & Julia Stone, Ballpark Music plus more.
See below for all the Surfest event dates, or visit www.surfest.com – find tickets and updates for The Drop Festival at www.thedropfestival.com.au
SURFEST 2019 CALENDAR
FEB 2 Port Stephens Toyota Wildcard Trials, Birubi Point.
FEB 9 Lake Mac City Pro Junior Redhead Beach, 9+10 Feb.
FEB 23 ORICA Team Challenge Open to all surfboard clubs in Australia, this event will be held at Stockton Beach 23+24 Feb.
MAR 2 Wandiyali Indigenous Classic The richest indigenous surfing contest in the world at Merewether Beach, 2+3 March.
MAR 5 Go Kindy High Schools Team Challenge Open only to NSW High Schools,
no entry fee! 5+6 March.
MAR 8 Westfield Kotara Uni Team Challenge Open to all Australian Universities, a round-robin one-day event.
MAR 9 Sanbah Cadet Cup A comp for young, emerging male and female surfers to gain invaluable contest experience. South Bar Beach, 9+10 March.
MAR 11 WSL 6000 Burton Automotive Pro Men's + Holmes Civil Developments Women's Pro At Merewether beach, 11–17 March.
MAR 15 Evolution Charity Cup Funds raised are going to the Mark Hughes Foundation. Dixon Park beach.