Surfest Newcastle Australia will celebrate its 38th anniversary in 2024.
The event has a rich history with a list of winners that read like a Who's Who of pro surfing. It is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere with approximately 700 unique competitors participating in nine events. These nine events culminate with two World Surf League Qualifying Series 5000 competitions (one for men and one for women ) from 11-17 March at Merewether Beach, Newcastle - a national surfing reserve.
Surfest is made possible through the enduring support of Burton Automotive, the NSW government and Destination NSW, the City of Newcastle, Reflections Holiday Parks and a combination of crowd-funding businesses within the Newcastle and Hunter community, Lake Macquarie City Council, Sanbah Surf, Surfest’s many media partners and supporting and supplying sponsors.