[Sunshine Coast, 10-16 March] The world’s biggest surfboard riding event, the Noosa Festival of Surfing, celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2013 and it promises to be the best yet. The week-long festival celebrates the spirit of surfing in one of the world’s great surf locations, First Point at Noosa Heads.
The 2013 event will have new features on top of more than 20 pro, amateur, specialty and team surfing events. There’s free entertainment on a beach stage and the surf expo on the sand.
Some of the new activities are:
Like a Cup of Tea with God – the rich surfing history of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, presented in words, music, movies, photographs and art
Stand-alone Stand Up Paddle Mini Festival – a 2-day SUP extravaganza to kick off the festival with surf events, ocean racing, expo and beach entertainment
North Shore Jeep Surfari – disadvantaged and disabled kids join world champions for the surfing adventure of a lifetime
Dog Surfing gets serious – well, not too serious. Hot on the heels of the popular 2012 exhibition, this time it will be a competition.
The 2013 festival will once again be hosted by the Noosa Malibu Club and sanctioned by Surfing Australia.
The festival, which raised more than $8000 for Frangipani Dreams and the Noosa Malibu Club’s youth development scheme in 2012 will again donate bar profits to charity and community benefit organisations.
On-line competitor entries in amateur divisions, with age groups from under 15 to over 65 are open, with specialty, team and professional events to open soon.
The festival expects to attract more than 500 competitors, along with up to 5000 supporters and spectators from all over the world.
For full details visit http://www.noosafestivalofsurfing.com/