The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing

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  • Location: Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Heads 4567 Queensland

25 YEARS OLD & BIGGER THAN EVER

The Noosa Festival of Surfing will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016, and its already shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

With unprecedented numbers flocking to sign up, it has become necessary to limit competitors to a single age division, a new division has been opened – the Junior Girls’ Under 15 – and still the competitor list is almost full.

Entry numbers are seeing a sixty six per cent increase on former years, the festival’s global renown drawing entrants from near and far. Nine nations and five of the Australian states are currently being represented, with several more expected to fill the remaining few berths. With the Men’s Under 18, Men’s Open and Men’s 50, 55 and 60-plus divisions all now full, many entrants will be needing to finding their second choices to be able to take place in the 2016 Noosa Festival.

The support of regional, national and international sponsors is reflecting this wonderful influx in participants, the festival seeing the very welcome return of several long-standing brands, as well as local businesses and global entities, including Syndey-based Garage Handplanes and Noosa’s own Underground Surf & Coffee Shop.

Golden Breed, a name now synonymous with the noserider division, will be welcomed back for yet another consecutive year, and Australia’s leading longboard publication, Pacific Longboarder, will also be a strong presence.

With the ever-impressive Jackson Close as their foremost ambassador, Deep Ocean Boards joins us to support the SUP division, while Advantix and VetShopAustralia.com.au will once again make the sensationally popular dogsurfing exhibition possible once more.

Festival directors are thrilled with the strong show of support from local accommodation businesses. Laguna Real Estate has joined the festival once more, offering resounding sponsorship of the event once again in 2016, continuing their annual generosity. With over 700 competitors and their families, not to mention the increase in tourists wishing to be part of the ‘8 Days of Pure Stoke’, much of Noosa’s premiere accommodation properties are booked well in advance for one of the biggest weeks in Noosa’s, and indeed, the Sunshine Coast’s annual calendar of events.

If you are wishing to take part in the 2016 Noosa Festival of Surfing or if you wish to join the festival as a sponsor, please contact festival director, Sam Smith at info@noosafestivalofsurfing.com as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 
5-12 March 2016
Main Beach, Noosa

Friday 4 March:
Bar opens 2pm
From 3pm Noosa Heads Surf Club Paddle Board Race, Noosa Nippers Exhibition, Shotgun Shootout, Celebrity Ironman, Tandem Exhibition, The Cove Noosa Peruvian Caballito Exhibition.
4-6pm Competitor BAG pickup (@ XXXX Summer Beach Bar)
6pm Luke Morris
7pm Presentation by Peruvian Cultural Group, lead by 1965 world champion Felipe Pomar
7:30 Babe Rainbow

Saturday 5 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
7:30am @ Noosa Spit: Beginners SUP with your PUP workshop; open to the general public. Crash course in SUPing with your dog + tips on dog water safety and obedience. Please bring own SUP board; some will be supplied.
From 7am The Surfboard Warehouse Mens SUP Surf Round 1, The Surfboard Warehouse Womens SUP Surf Round 1, Garage Handplanes Body Bash Round 1, The Surfboard Warehouse Mens SUP Surf Round 2, Magoo Memorial Mens 70 & Over, The Surfboard Warehouse Mens SUP Surf Semi Final, Garage Handplanes Body Bash Semi Final, SUP Endurance Race, Halse Lodge Backpacker Challenge Round 1, McTavish Trim, Legends & Tandem Exhibition.
Bar opens 2pm
4-6pm Competitor BAG pickup (@ XXXX Summer Beach Bar)
From 4:30pm Opening Ceremony & Magoo Memorial Paddle Out
5:30pm Welcome to Country
6:30pm Sons of the East
7:30pm Adam Harpaz
8:30pm Bearfoot @ Cafe Le Monde

Sunday 6 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 7am Laguna Real Estate Family Challenge Round 1, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Teams Challenge Round 1, Laguna Real Estate Family Challenge Round 2, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Teams Challenge Round 2, Ocean Addicts SUP BOP Race, Garage Handplanes Body Bash Final, McTavish Trim Final, Halse Lodge Backpacker Challenge Final, The Surfboard Warehouse Womens SUP Surf Final, The Surfboard Warehouse Mens SUP Surf Final, Magoo Memorial Mens 70 & Over Final, Men of Wood & Foam Exhibition.
Bar opens 2pm
4-6pm Competitor BAG pickup (@ XXXX Summer Beach Bar)
4:30pm VetshopAustralia Surfing Dogs Spectacular
5:30pm All SUP, Garage Handplanes Body Bash & Magoo Memorial Mens 70 & Over Presentations
6:30pm Old Man Friday
7:15pm Men of Wood & Foam – World Premiere Screening with legendary surfboard builders present
8pm Backpacker Challenge after party @ Halse Lodge

Monday 7 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 6:30am World Surfaris Mens 65 & Over Round 1, World Surfaris Mens 60 & Over Round 1, World Surfaris Mens 55 & Over Round 1, Ray White Womens Pro Round 1, Beachbeat Logger Pro Round 1, World Surfaris Mens 65 & Over Round 2, Beachbeat Logger Pro Round 2, Ray White Womens Pro Round 2.
Bar opens 4pm
4-6pm Competitor BAG pickup (@ XXXX Summer Beach Bar)
4-6pm World Surfaris Competitor Drinks (for Mens 55’s, 60’s & 65’s)
5:30pm World Surfaris Papua New Guinea Surf Trip Show
7pm The Sea Gypsies
8-10pm Screening of Splinters movie @ Halse Lodge

Tuesday 8 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 6:30am Kennards Hire Mens 40 & Over Round 1, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Mens Open Round 1, Golden Breed Noserider Pro Round 1, IN Noosa Mens 50 & Over Round 1, World Surfaris Mens 60 & Over Round 2, World Surfaris Mens 55 & Over Round 2, Kennards Hire Mens 40 & Over Round 2, IN Noosa Mens 50 & Over Round 2, Gordon & Smith Old Mal Round 1.
Bar opens 4pm
4-6pm Competitor BAG pickup (@ XXXX Summer Beach Bar)
5:45pm Patrick Burgess & friends
7pm Winner Of Surf Unearthed – Jack Gray
7pm Bob McTavish presents ‘Noosa early days’ with film, slides, and a reading from Bob (@ Underground Surf Emporium & Espresso Bar)

Wednesday 9 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 6:30am Goddess Womens Open Round 1, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Mens Open Round 2, IN Noosa Mens 50 & Over Round 3, Beachbeat Logger Pro Round 3, Ray White Noosa Womens Pro Round 3, Kennards Hire Mens 40 & Over Round 3, Gordon & Smith Old Mal Round 2, Beachbeat Logger Pro Round 4, IN Noosa Mens 50 & Over Repechage final, Kennards Hire Mens 40 & Over Repechage final.
Bar opens 4pm
4-6pm Competitor BAG pickup (@ XXXX Summer Beach Bar)
5:30pm Tourism Noosa Networking Night
Band of Frequencies impovise to live surfing
6:30pm Band of Frequencies
6pm Glencat Exhibition (@ Underground Surf Emporium & Espresso Bar)
8:30pm Khan Harrison @ Cafe Le Monde

Thursday 10 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 6:30am Goddess Womens Open Round 2, World Surfaris Mens 65 & Over Round 3, World Surfaris Mens 60 & Over Round 3, World Surfaris Mens 55 & Over Round 3, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Mens Open Round 3, Goddess Womens Open Round 3, Golden Breed Noserider Pro Round 2, World Surfaris Mens 65 & Over Repechage Final, World Surfaris Mens 60 & Over Repechage Final, Ray White Noosa Womens Pro Semi Final, Beachbeat Logger Pro Semi Final, Golden Breed Noserider Pro Semi Final, World Surfaris Mens 55 & Over Repechage Final, Goddess Womens Open Repechage Final, Wegener Surfboards Finless Challenge Semi Final 1.
2-6pm Underground Surf Vintage Board Swap Meet
Bar opens 3pm
6pm Tropical Zombie
7pm Noosa News Short Film Fest from Johnny Lee, Andy Staley, Spencer Frost and more
6-9pm Adam Harriden photo exhibition @ Cafe Le Monde
8:30pm After Party with Tropical Zombie @ Cafe Le Monde

Friday 11 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 6:30am Pacific Longboarder Junior Mens U/18 Round 1, Surf Life Saving Sunscreen Boys U/15 Round 1, NoosaSurfing.com Junior Women U/18 Round 1, Sunshine Coast Airport Girls U/15 Round 1, Pacific Longboarder Junior Mens U/18 Round 2, NoosaSurfing.com Junior Women U/18 Round 2, Surf Life Saving Sunscreen Boys U/15 Round 2, Sunshine Coast Airport Girls U/15 Repechage Final, Pacific Longboarder Junior Mens U/18 Round 3, NoosaSurfing.com Junior Women U/18 Round 3, Surf Life Saving Sunscreen Boys U/15 Round 3, Wegener Surfboards Finless Challenge Semi Final 2.
9am-4pm Competitor BAG pickup for Juniors and Late arrivals @ Information Tent
Bar opens 3pm
5:30pm Zumba flash mob
Silver Surf Stomp – 25th Anniversary Party
6pm Pete Cullen
7pm Z-Star Delta
8:30pm Silver Surf Stomp After Party @ Cafe Le Monde
Pete Cullen & The Yee-Haws

Saturday 12 March:
7am Yoga on the beach
From 6:30am Boom Shankar Womens 35 & Over Semi Final, Pacific Longboarder Junior Men U/18 Repechage Final, NoosaSurfing.com Junior Women U/18 Repechage Final, Surf Life Saving Sunscreen Boys U/15 Repechage Final, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Mens Open Semi Final, Sunshine Coast Airport Girls U/15 Final, Surf Life Saving Sunscreen Boys U/15 Final, NoosaSurfing.com Junior Women U/18 Final, Pacific Longboarder Junior Men U/18 Final, World Surfaris Mens 65 & Over Final, World Surfaris Mens 60 & Over Final, World Surfaris Mens 55 & Over Final, IN Noosa Mens 50 & Over Final, Kennards Hire Mens 40 & Over Final, Boom Shankar Womens 35 & Over Final, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Teams Challenge Final, Wegener Surfboards Finless Challenge Final, Goddess Womens Open Final, Coast 2 Coast Earthmoving Mens Open Final, Laguna Real Estate Family Challenge Final, Gordon & Smith Old Mal Final, Golden Breed Noserider Pro Final, Ray White Noosa Womens Pro Final, Beachbeat Logger Pro Final.
Bar opens 2pm
4pm Presentations
6pm Mason Rack Band
7pm The Wet Fish
9pm Official Closing Party with Mason Rack Band @ Cafe Le Monde

Noosa Festival of Surfing :
Noosa Beaches & Parks, Noosa Heads
0439 666 172
Noosa Festival of Surfing

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Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Heads




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