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Festival of Surf returns to Port Stephens

Publish Date 12/06/2019

The Port Stephens Surf Festival is returning for the second year and will welcome over 600 stand-up paddle boarders and long boarders for 6 days of action to crown multiple champions across all divisions at One Mile and Birubi Beach.

Starting on Wednesday 19 June, the event incorporates the 2019 NSW SUP State Titles and the 2019 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics Longboard State Titles. Pressure is on for the competitors, who will surf for a position in the NSW Teams for the upcoming Australian Titles.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says this event is great news for Port Stephens locals and visitors alike.

"It’s wonderful to welcome Surfing NSW once again to our beautiful beaches in Port Stephens,” Mayor Palmer said.

“The Festival of Surf is a great opportunity to attract many residents and tourists to our shores and promote this great part of the world. Additionally, this event brings great economic benefit for our local businesses and the Port Stephens community during the low season.

"Council’s very proud of its partnership with Surfing NSW and we’re committed to support this event for years to come. The festival will not only help showcase everything Port Stephens has to offer to our visitors but also support our diverse community,” he added.

Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden says Port Stephens is the perfect location to host the event.

“Port Stephens is the perfect backdrop for the Festival of Surf. There’re beautiful beaches, amazing people and great waves – it’s definitely become a year-round surfing destination.

“We’re very pleased to be here once again to show off these beautiful beaches to some of the best longboarders and stand-up paddlers NSW has to offer,” he said.