Festival to celebrate surf culture

A THREE-day surfing festival planned for Byron Bay from October 21-23 will be a celebration of surf culture.

Organisers Vanessa Thompson and James McMillan said the new festival would focus on surf culture which would include surf art, music, film and surfing events at Wategos Beach.

There would also be workshops, surf expression sessions, a celebrity surf event, children’s art competition and more.

“We really wanted to showcase everything to do with surfing and what better place to do it than Byron Bay,” Vanessa said.

“The festival is a celebration of surf and everything that goes along with that.

“There will be no competitive surfing events, rather surfers can express themselves in the surf.”

The festival will be held at various venues around town including Woody’s Surf Shack, the community centre, The Pass Cafe and Stone and Wood Brewery.

The festival will be opened by surfing legend Bob McTavish.



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