Check out these awesome NSW February events

2 February 2016

As 2016 hits full swing, there are plenty of epic summer spectacles to enjoy around NSW. Here’s our list, just to get you started, as you hit the road in February .

The NSW Pro Surf Series, 1 – 18 February

The NSW Pro Surf Series

The NSW Pro Surf Series

 

Be where the action is when some of the world’s top surfers hit NSW’s beaches for three World Surf League Qualifying Series 1000 events, across the North Coast, Tweed Heads and Central Coast. The annual series of surfing events, including the Telstra Stores Tweed Coast Pro (1-4 February), the Central Coast Pro (9-12 February), and the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro (15-18 February) will be held at four beaches along the NSW coastline.  Each stage is be an official World Surf League Qualifying Series event, and will feature incredible spectacles from competing world-class surfers. Needless to say, it’s the ideal time for a NSW coastal road trip!

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Bathurst, 5 – 7 February

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Bathurst

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Bathurst

 

The Bathurst 12 Hour is an endurance race around the spectacular Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst. From dawn ‘til dusk, you can see international teams racing performance and production cars on one of the world’s most respected race tracks. There are options for camping on-site, and kids under 12 get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Club Marine Southern 80, Echuca Moama, 12 – 14 February

Club Marine Southern 80, Echuca Moama

Club Marine Southern 80, Echuca Moama

 

This water skiing race has been taking place on the Murray River for more than 50 years, and it’s the world’s biggest. Attracting more than 500 competitors, boats travel at speeds exceeding 200km per hour through hair-raising bends and turns. Stay for a while if you can, because a week later the Riverboats Music Festival kicks off, including performances from the likes of Missy Higgins, You Am I and The Church.

Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, The Snowy Mountains, 12 – 14 February

Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, The Snowy Mountains

Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, The Snowy Mountains

 

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa will host this 3-day mountain biking competition in the spectacular Snowy Mountains. See competitors use all their skills, tricks and stamina along the course’s picturesque and challenging trails, starting at an altitude of 1,260m.

Navy Australia Open Surf Rowers Open, Shellharbour, 19 – 21 February

Navy Australia Open Surf Rowers Open, Shellharbour

Navy Australia Open Surf Rowers Open, Shellharbour

 

The Navy Australian Surf Rowers League finals will be held in the South Coast town of Shellharbour, where the Navy’s best will compete. Rowing through the waves requires a high level of fitness and strong teamwork skills, both of which the Royal Australian Navy have in spades.

Australian Cross Triathlon Championships, The Snowy Mountains, 27 – 28 February

Australian X-Tri Championships & Multisport Festival, Crackenback

Australian X-Tri Championships & Multisport Festival, Crackenback

 

This triathlon combines mountain biking, trail running and swimming throughout the gorgeous grounds of the Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa. With $10,000 in prize money up for grabs, this is a serious national competition, with the country’s top athletes in attendance.

Australian Bowl-riding Championships, Newcastle 27 – 28 February

Australian Bowl-riding Championships, Newcastle

Australian Bowl-riding Championships, Newcastle

 

See the best Aussie skateboarders compete for the 2016 title at Empire Park in Newcastle, with tricks and skills you won’t believe. This 2-day event is the first true Australian ‘nationals’ skateboarding competition with four divisions; Under 16s, Women, Pro/Am Open and Masters 40+. The Australian Bowl-riding Championships is open to all competitors.

More NSW events to check out this month:

  • Newcastle will play host to Surfest until February 28, the largest surfing festival in Australia.
  • The Roaring 20s Festival and All That Jazz will take place at Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains throughout February, with speakeasy-style balls, dance competitions, 1920s high teas and jazz and blues performances.
  • See 2,000 anglers competing to catch the amazing Murray Cod or Yellow Belly at the Deniliquin Fishing Classic, 19 – 21 February.
  • The Husky Long Course Triathlon Festival, 19 -21 February, includes Sprint and Enticer distance triathlons, an Ocean Swim, Fun Runs, kids’ triathlon and a Health and Lifestyle Expo.
  • Head to the Cobargo Folk Festival, which runs from 26- 28 February. ‘The best little folk festival in the country’ sees over 200 performers converge on the charming town of Cobargo on the NSW Sapphire Coast.

There’s plenty to see and do in NSW this February!