The Australian Surf Festival
The Australian Surf Festival has started up at Macauleys Beach at Coff’s Harbour on the NSW North Coast. More than 500 surfers from all over Australia will compete over a 2 week period across all surfing divisions.
Expect to see big things from favourites like Macy Callaghan who has taken day 1 under her charge as the youngest competitor in the Open Women’s Shortboards. She scored a massive 13.5. She will come up agains WA’s new U18’s State Champ Bailee Hastie in round 2. Today’s conditions were small, windy and challenging but still whipped up a couple of high scoring waves for the girls.
In the longboards division look out for top sliders our own Roisin Carolan, ASP LQS Australiasian leader Erin Dark, Lara Murphy as well as Western Australia’s Georgia and Denver Young. It looks to be a tight competition between the countries best long boarders.
2014 AUSTRALIAN SURF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
- 1 August – Australian Surf Festival Opening Ceremony
- 2-6 August – Australian Surfmasters Titles
- 2-3 August – Australian Single Fin Titles
- 6-14 August – Australian Longboard Titles
- 7-10 August – Australian Logger Titles
- 14-18 August – Wahu Australian Bodyboard Titles
Coffs Harbour is home to a number of great beach break options that work in a variety of wind and swell conditions. The main base for the event will be Park Beach which is located north east of the Coffs Harbour CBD. The event is fully mobile in the Coffs Harbour region with numerous beach break options which include Park Beach, Macauley’s Beach, Diggers Beach, Jetty Beach, Gallows, Arrawarra Beach, Mulloway Beach, Woolgoolga Beach, Emerald Beach and Sapphire Beach.
The 2014 Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Coast Tourism, Wahu, The Hoey Moey, Nikon, Toyota, Pacific Longboarder, FCS, Australian Institute of Sport, Surfing NSW and Surfing Australia.
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