Southern Surf Festival2019

Southern Surf Festival - 2019


Surfing SA is proud to announce the 2019 Southern Surf Festival, a three-day celebration of South Australian surfing and surf competition held on April 26-28 on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. 


After a highly successful inaugural festival, this year’s event will again be centred around Middleton Point and has been expanded, featuring over 200 competitors vying for State Championship status in shortboard, longboard and kneeboard surfing in various age categories. Sunday’s competition events will include twin and single-fin contests, along with an inter-club teams contest between South Australian-based surf rider clubs vying to call themselves the best in the state Supported by the Alexandrina Council, there will be a host of family friendly activities each day, from surfboard swaps to skateboard demonstrations. Last year’s Festival attracted thousands of visitors to the South Coast surf mecca, with numbers expected to be higher in 2019. 


This event is more than a surf competition—it’s a true celebration of surfing in South Australia and its unique, inclusive culture. 


“We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of time, effort and enthusiasm we’ve received from the community,”  said James Bryant, the festival director. “The Festival’s great strength is its community orientation and feel, making it the sort of event where people are able to enjoy and celebrate what surfing means to them, no matter what their background, level of ability or way they engage with it.”


The weekend will again include a major surf movie event, this time featuring Tim Bonython showcasing his latest film, The Big Wave Project along with some brand new footage. There will also be skydiving displays and a family night on the tavern lawn with live music. For anyone looking to try out surfing for the first time, there will be a range of surf schools providing lessons. There will be something for everyone at the 2019 Southern Surf Festival. 


You can check out some of the highlights from last year’s Southern Surf Festival here. 


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