Noosa – What’s on This Weekend? – 1st March

Noosa Festival of Surfing!

The Noosa Festival of Surfing is an iconic event that celebrates surf culture and is the largest event of its kind in Australia that attracts people from all over the world! The festival will celebrate its 32nd anniversary in 2023, with the festival running from Saturday 4 March to Sunday 12 March 2023 (inclusive).

Taking place in a world surfing reserve, Noosa Heads, the festival has been around for decades and is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about the sport or for anyone who enjoys a good time.
The festival is more than just a surf competition. It is also a celebration of the surfing lifestyle and culture. Throughout the week, there will be a variety of events and activities, including live music, film screenings, art exhibits, and workshops. There will also be a surf expo, where visitors can check out the latest surf gear and accessories from some of the industry’s leading brands.

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One of the highlights of the festival is the surf competition, which features some of the world’s top surfers. The competition is open to surfers of all ages and genders, and it features a variety of categories. These include longboard, shortboard, stand-up paddleboard, surfing dogs and tandem surfing. There are also events for grommets (young surfers) and masters (older surfers), ensuring that there is something for everyone.

Another unique aspect of the Noosa Festival of Surfing is its commitment to sustainability. The festival aims to be a zero-waste event, and it encourages visitors to bring their own reusable water bottles and coffee cups. The festival also partners with local organizations to promote environmental conservation and awareness.

The festival’s location is also a major drawcard. Noosa is located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, and it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. The festival takes place at Noosa’s main beach, which is a world-famous surfing spot that offers consistent waves and stunning views. There are also plenty of other beaches in the area that offer excellent surfing conditions, making Noosa a surfer’s paradise.

For those who aren’t into surfing, Noosa has plenty of other attractions to offer. The town itself is known for its laid-back vibe, beautiful parks, and excellent restaurants. Visitors can take a stroll through the Noosa National Park, which offers stunning views of the coastline and plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife. There are also plenty of boutique shops and art galleries to explore, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene.

The Noosa Festival of Surfing 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience for surfers and non-surfers alike. With its stunning location, world-class surf conditions, and commitment to sustainability, the festival is a celebration of all that makes surfing such a beloved sport and culture. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a first-time visitor, Noosa is sure to leave you with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for the surfing lifestyle.

Will we see you there?

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