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Byron Bay Surf Festival


Byron Bay Surf Festival is a celebration of surf culture and all that is iconic about surfing!

20th - 24th February 2019

Byron Bay is a natural surfing location, full of creative energy and drawing from the rich local and national surfing heritage.  Byron Bay is an ideal venue to show case all that is unique and attractive about surfing. The festival brings together people to celebrate surfing and associated arts, film, music, literature and design.

Byron Bay Surf Festival is back. Kicking off Wednesday 20th February 2019 in Australia’s much-loved beach town, it’s time for some super surfing fun, chock full of sustainability, music, art, surf and culture. Wow. Say hello to annual favourites including the Surf Art Markets, Surf Legends Lounge, live music at the Beach Hotel and Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions at Wategos Beach. Meet this year’s epic line up of special guests including surfing World Champions, female leaders, inspiring musicians, photographers and artists. Get ready. It’s going to be fun.  

Kicking off this year, McTavish presents a short film and photo exhibition by surfing World Champion and special guest Tom Carroll. Thursday the creative vibes continue with a National Photography Competition at McTavish Outpost. Grab a bevvy and enjoy live beats, with entrant work showcased and winners selected by Byron Bay photographers Craig Parry and Ming Nomchong.  

 Thursday’s line up continues with Surf Legends Lounge at Byron Bay Community Centre, hosted by Vaughan Blakey, former Editor of Surfing World Magazine. Special guests include Rasta, Dick Hoole Mark Occhilupo and Taylor Steele, sharing their views on hot surf topics including sustainability, boards, fins, surf culture and the future of our industry.  

 Friday injects a little bit of female power into this year’s line up with The Women’s Panel at the Beach Hotel. Special guests include 7 x World Champion Steph Gilmore, 2 x World Champion Lisa Anderson and 2 x Longboard World Champion Kelia Moniz. Saturday, we welcome back the morning Beach Clean-Up hosted by Clean Coast Collective, Surf Art Markets and live music at the Beach Hotel. Sunday, we sign off another year with Freestyle & Stoke Surf Sessions at Wategos beach including the inaugural festival party wave, and a big Festival Wrap Up Party at the Beachy. 

 BBSF presents five days of the latest in alternative and creative surf culture, with a clear path towards reducing environmental impact and connecting our community through fun, educational and allinclusive surf events. The festival continues to work towards becoming a zero-waste event, with the exclusion of single-use plastics and every event monitored by Waste Free Byron.  



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Byron Bay Surf Festival Accommodations

Byron Bay Accom has plenty of options to accommodate you comfortably during the Byron Bay Surf Festival. Very popular and close to the beach and town are Belongil Beach, Wategos Beach, Byron Bay centre and Suffolk Park. There are some lovely towns very close by with some stylish budget options, including Ballina, Lennox Head, Bangalow and other surrounding areas. To search accommodation options enter your dates in the search box on the top left corner of the page.

Budget Accommodation for Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Bay Accom has plenty of affordable Byron Bay accommodation close to the beach. We have budget hotels, guest houses and B&B inns that provide simple, clean and affordable accommodation that are just a short walk to the beach and best hotspots in town. Budget accommodation ranges from $80 per night up to $200.

Mid-Range Accommodation for Byron Bay Surf Festival

Families and friends can together rent an individual apartment or a studio to enjoy the modern amenities of your own home. Mid-range accommodation also includes three star hotels and resorts with added amenities. Contact us to know more and book the best accommodation that suits your need. Mid-range accommodation options are available from $200 onwards.

Luxury Accommodation for Byron Bay Surf Festival

Luxury beach houses and private villas are a fine choice for couples and friends who wish to indulge in supreme luxuries. Wake up to expansive ocean views from your private balcony, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, help yourself to a healthy breakfast and head to the beach for some amazing waves to ride upon. Luxury accommodation options in Byron Bay range from $350 up to $600.