Surfest 2016 -
• Sunday 31 January 2016 to Sunday 28 February 2016
Surfest 2016 will be the largest surfing festival in Australia. This will be the 31st year of competition and community engagement in Newcastle.
Surfest 2016 will host a number of the world's best professional men and women and junior surfers.
The World Surf League (WSL) 6000 Burton Automotive Pro will run from 22 to 28 February on Merewether Beach, Newcastle. This event attracts the very best professional male surfers to Newcastle to compete for the much cherished Mark Richards 'MR' trophy.
At the same time Surfest are also planning to run a WSL 6000 Women's Classic featuring the best professional women surfers in the world competing on Merewether Beach, Newcastle.
Surfest is also very proud to support the growth of Pro Junior surfing in Australia. In 2016 the Hunter Business Board Riders Pro Junior will be held in Newcastle from 20 to 21 February.