The Noosa Festival of Surfing is one of the most popular annual events in Noosa, and why wouldn’t it be with all those hunky surfer dudes hanging around town?! Even if you don’t think you’re into surfing this is one event that you should try and be in Noosa for. The festival has been running since the early ’90’s and since its humble beginnings has grown into a massive world renowned event.

Although the main purpose of the Noosa Festival of Surfing is obviously surfing, the event is also a celebration of the surfing way of life. Cool dudes and partying! During the week long event there are numerous live bands playing around town. One whole week, 7 days full of activities and definitely worth a visit each day.

noosa festival of surfing

The event starts early in the morning and finishes in the evening each day. It’s a combination of watching the amateur and pro surfers compete with each other and cultural entertainment. Good music, art exhibitions and movies and some close up shots of the surfing greats on big screens during the day.

The Noosa festival of surfing is the biggest riding event for pros, teams and amateurs in the world! Even dogs on surfboards were there a few years ago, which was epic to watch for all of us! Surfers and visitors come from all over the world, e.g. Japan, USA, France and New Zealand, ranging from 15 years or even younger up to 80 years and older. Surfing disciplines such as Stand Up Paddle, Finless, Noserider, and the main discipline, Longboard Surfing are all on show. All for free!

noosa festival of surfing

Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017

Date: 4th – 11th March The Noosa festival of surfing is held annually in March, in one of the world’s great surf locations, First Point at Noosa Heads. A perfect surfing spot for longboard surfing (apparently) since breezes from the South-East go around the tip of Noosa National Park.

Live Music & Entertainment: Throughout the entire festival there is loads of free live music and entertainment going on every day! Head on down to the XXXX Summer Beach Bar everyday from 6:00pm onwards, or Cafe Le Monde from 9:00pm onwards to catch some surfy tunes from local and intenational artists.

Event Guide: Contests kick off each day between 06:30 and 07:00 where you can catch all of the action from the beach. There are a number of different heats throughout the day ranging from different styles (paddleboarding, bodyboarding, longboarding and so on), ages and skill levels. Not to be missed is the surfdogs display on Sunday 5th at 4.20pm!

noosa festival of surfing

For the full events schedule click here.

Don’t miss out on the next Noosa festival of surfing and make sure you book your accommodation at Nomads Noosa in advance, because it gets very busy. Ensuited 8, 12 or 16 shared comfy bed rooms, lush gardens and a resort pool. Not to forget we’re close to the beach, Noosa National Park and all different kinds of shops and nightlife.

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