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SURFEST Newcastle Australia

SURFEST Newcastle, Australia will celebrate its 37th anniversary in 2023. The event is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere hosted at Merewether beach.  

The event features international fields of competitive surfers in the:

  • The World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series 5000 point Burton Automotive Pro.
  • The WSL Women’s Qualifying Series 5000 point Speaking in Colour Womens Pro
  • And other surf competitions.

Surfest started on 11 February 2023 with the Lake Mac City Pro Junior Trials at Red Head beach and will end on 24 March 2023 with The Mutual Bank High Schools Team Challenge at South Bar beach.

Crowd watching Surfest at Merewether Beach Newcastle

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