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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17738" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]This weekend the Merewether Surboard Club will head to Queensland to defend their Kirra Teams Challenge title. Last year in some big conditions the Newcastle team took out the 30th Kirra title with an excellent all-round team...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17724" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]OUT NOW! The latest issue of Throwing Buckets * A full Surfest wrap * Surfarama * Philippa Anderson * Tony Hawk * 2015 ABC action * Gavin Morris talks about Autumn Awesomeness * Craig Tonks reviews some cool gear + heaps of action from around the Hunter's breaks...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17709" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] WANDIYALI CLASSIC 2015 By TED BASSINGTHWAIGHT The 2015 version of the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic will be the richest indigenous surfing contest ever held in Australia. How rich? Well the good people of the Wandiyali ATSI have stumped up an...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="16811" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]HBB PRO JUNIOR By TED BASSINGTHWAIGHTE Newcastle has a reputation as a sports mad town. Whether it be the Newcastle Knights rugby league team or the Newcastle Jets football team, right across the region there is sport being...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17682" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="FULL"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] THE WILDCARD By TED BASSINGTHWAIGHTE Jackson ‘Jacko’ Baker was born in the John Hunter Hospital in the western suburbs of Newcastle a little over 18 years ago.  Raised no more than four blocks from Merewether Beach it...

Waiting with bated breath for the news that 2013 World Champion Joel Parkinson from Snapper Rocks (Queensland) was going to surf in the Burton Automotive Pro concerned only a few....

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17655" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Burton Automotive Women's Classic By TED BASSINGTHWAIGHTE In the women’s event the Burton Automotive Women’s Classic the loss of a six star rating down to a one star WSL rating was very hard for the Surfest team...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17679" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] By TED BASSINGTHWAIGHTE Sitting in a café on Newcastle Beach recently I wondered how on earth Warren Smith and his team of friends have managed to pull Surfest together every year for the past 30 years. At...