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[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...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17624" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] SNAPPER Rocks Surfriders made it back-to-back wins at the second annual Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle  at Cronulla Beach. At the end of the first day of competition the Queensland outfit narrowly led Newcastle's Merewether Surfboard Club at the...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17602" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center"][vc_column_text] Australia’s best surfers are poised to put friendships aside and club loyalties at the forefront at the National Final of the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle at Cronulla on January 24-25. Defending champion Snapper Rocks Surfriders lead a strong...

HURRY > DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS COOL GPS WATCH SUBSCRIBE  AND WIN! for your chance to win a new SEARCHGPS watch from RIPCURL all you have to do is subscribe or renew to throwing buckets for 12 months You can either renew your existing subcription or subscribe for 12 months through iTunes,...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="17562" img_size="full" img_link_large="yes" qode_css_animation="element_from_right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][/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] Seven days and seven nights. That’s how long Newcastle and the Hunter’s beaches have looked more like a scene from Amity Island instead of the flurry of Aquatic Activity that is the norm this...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="17538" alignment="center" style="vc_box_shadow" 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" thickness="5"][vc_column_text] It was once the one of the biggest surfing events on the coast during the late 70s and 80s and now Surfarama makes its return to Avoca Beach. Backed by iconic surf store Slimes, Surfarama...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][envira-gallery id="18122"][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] The Amaysim Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF) presented by GOPRO is touring in Australia to kick off the start of summer.  The ASMF is the 12th annual national Tour showcasing Tim Bonython’s latest surf movie + the winner of the short surf movie competition + heaps...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Surfest set to celebrate 30th anniversary in February 2015 THIRTY candles will be on the celebratory cake for Surfest Newcastle Australia’s anniversary next February when 12 surfing events will hit the water over a three-week period. And there’s plenty of action out of the water...