Swell predictions for 25th Noosa Festival of Surfing
After last weekend’s swell that saw some great surfing action on Noosa’s points, there are plenty of fingers and toes (even the ones that are hanging 10!) crossed that the waves hang around for the 25th anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing that gets under way today, Friday 4 March.
Hundreds of surfers from around Australia and overseas, from under 15s to over 70s are headed to Noosa for The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, the world’s largest surfing festival, with dozens of events on and off the water every day right through until 12 March. With competitors from Hawaii, US, Japan, China, Brazil, France, Peru and more, and plenty of current and former world champions taking part, it’s a great event for spectators and competitors.
Underground Surf (a very cool surf shop and great place for a coffee and yummy treats, upstairs at 9 Hastings Street, towards the Noosa Woods end) also presents legend Bob McTavish hosting the Noosa Early Days photos and film night on Tuesday 8 March, 7pm. As well as Bob doing a reading, there’ll be Stone and Wood beers and live entertainment at the store.
Underground Surf also has the Glencat Exhibition on Wednesday 9 March from 6-9pm where you can meet Glencat Collins, the reclusive, anti-establishment, experimentalist surfboard and fin designer at his first exhibition! Hear his passionate view of the surfboard shaping industry and check out his crazy yet genius board and fin shapes.
Always a beautiful sight in Noosa’s Laguna Bay is the festival’s opening ceremony and paddle out (pictured at top) – on Saturday 5 March from 4.30pm. See you on the sand!