Byron Bay Surf Festival 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival 2018

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2018

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival 2018

McTavish Trim

The McTavish Trim event was back again this year in some challenging, yet trimmable waves at Wategos. The Trim is an invitation only event with some of the best local and international surfers in the world, where the winner is the surfer who gets "Furthest Up The Beach" or catches the longest wave. This is measured with an accurate laser from where the surfer catches the wave, to where the surfer finishes their ride. This year's longest wave was 347m by Alex Knost, who was a standout all weekend. It was great to see a number of girls invited to the event, with Kassia Meador and Ivy Thomas making it into the final. Yew!

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Photo by Peter Pascoe

Byron bay surf festival

McTavish Trim Maddie G 

Photo by Alex T Roberts

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Finless Division Brianna Oconnell

Finless fun! The epic display of finless on Sunday kept the fun flowing, with a bunch of shredders sliding and gliding into a big pile of smiles. Local shred lord Bri was out there reminding us how fun surfing is.

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Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Photos by Alex T Robert 

 

Mermaid Division 

The biggest non-competition event of the day was the Mermaid Division. With a stacked lineup of gurfers from all over, the fun (in the sun) had only just begun. Hitting the water for half an hour of power, colour, party waves and laughs. So good to see such a healthy number of gurfers out at our local!

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Photos by Alex T Robert 

Party Wave

Ever wanted to get $1000 for catching a wave? Well you could have if you went in the BBSF Party Wave. All you have to do is catch a wave to the beach... but, you have to be the first person to do so! So with nothing to lose get out there and catch the wave with 50 of your new friends, race to the beach and win $1000. Or atleast find out the real prize, of sharing waves with friends. Bring back party waves!

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