Surfest: Surfers on show

02/02 – 17/03/19

Some of the world’s best surfers will takes to the waves at Merewether Beach in March for the 34th annual Surfest event.

The largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere, it will see more than 700 national and international competitors from more than two dozen countries take part in a series of events across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens.

Surfest 2019 kicked off on February 2 with the Port Stephens Toyota wildcard trials and will culminate on March 17 at Merewether Beach with the crowning of the male and female champions of the WSL QS6000 events.

Past winners include world surfing champions and legends of the sport such as Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Mark Occhilupo and Stephanie Gilmore.

Aside from all the action in the water there will also be community markets, a food and wine fair and music festival.