Catch a ride to the Sunshine Coast’s surfing festival

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If you’re looking for the ultimate fun in the sun, then it’s time to catch a ride to the Sunshine Coast’s annual surfing festival. Every year the Noosa Festival of Surfing attracts surfers a fun-seekers from all over the world. As the surfing community’s pre-eminent event, the Noosa Festival of Surfing will be celebrating its 24th year of competitive surfing.

From March 7th to March 14th, surfing competitors and spectators from all over the world will come to the Sunshine Coast to revel in the majestic waves and entertainment options. With more than 600 international surfing competitors coming to catch the perfect wave, the best long boarders in the world will all be coming together for a chance at winning the grand prize of $25,000.

As the world’s leading cultural surfing event with entries from 14 countries and over 600 competitors all together, the Noosa Festival is the ultimate world surf party.

As the world’s best surfing competitors come together from the UK, France, California, Hawaii, Japan and New Zealand, this year’s festival not only offers an amazing array of races and divisions, but a plethora of fun activities.

As the year’s ultimate surfing party, the festival has a full schedule of live bands, free movies and other entertaining activities to keep revelers reveling for days. Whether you are a competitive surfer, friends or family, or a spectator, the Noosa Festival of Surfing has something for everyone.

Each day consists of a full itinerary of events, shows, and more. With a number of live bands scheduled to appear, free movies to be shown, surfing divisions and more, the biggest worry is that you might miss something.

Live Bands for the Noosa Festival of Surfing include:

  • Cheap Fakes
  • Expand & Surrender
  • The GoGetters
  • Band of Frequencies
  • Pro Vita
  • Aster Chapman
  • Tea Society
  • Hobo Magic
  • The Hi Boys
  • Pat Capocci


Film events include such titles as:

  • Behind the Tide
  • 8 Days of Pure Stoke
  • George Greenough’s Deep Tube Riding
  • Beyond Sight

The Duct Tape Invitational Returns to Noosa

Among all of the festivities and competitions, there is one event that stands out: The Duct Tape Invitational. First seen on the Sunshine Coast in 2013 when local logger Harrison Roach took the title, the DTI will be returning in 2015 to promote traditional logging and competition between 16 invited competitors.

For the ultimate beach and surf party competition, the 2015 Noosa Festival of Surfing is planning one of their biggest years yet. With the famed beach retreat Coolum being just a short drive away, visitors and competitors alike can enjoy the best that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

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