Press Release: Byron Bay Surf Festival 2024

Byron Bay Surf Festival Returns: August 15-18, 2024

Byron Bay, Australia – The Byron Bay Surf Festival is thrilled to announce its return from August 15th to 18th, 2024. Renowned for celebrating surf culture, environmental sustainability, and community spirit, the festival promises an unforgettable experience with an exciting lineup of events and activities.

Presenting Partner: Hydro Flask

We are proud to welcome Hydro Flask as our presenting partner for this year’s festival. Hydro Flask’s commitment to sustainability and outdoor adventure aligns perfectly with our mission. We look forward to collaborating with them to elevate the festival experience for all attendees.

Festival Program

The 2024 Byron Bay Surf Festival will feature a diverse range of events designed to celebrate our theme of “rewildering.” This theme focuses on reconnecting with nature and promoting environmental stewardship. Highlights include:

  • Surf Competitions: Showcasing local and international talent across various divisions. As usual we will run our Wategos Wizards events on Saturday followed by our Freestyle & Stoke sessions on Sunday.
  • Workshops and Talks: Featuring experts on ocean conservation, sustainable living, and surf culture.
  • Art Installations and Film Screenings: Celebrating the intersection of art and surfing at McTavish.
  • Live Music and Parties: Including the iconic Tracks Party, brought to you by Tracks Magazine, with headliner and other bands to be announced soon. Tickets for the Beach Hotel celebration will be available very soon!

Special Guests

This year’s festival will host special guests from Australia and around the world, including renowned surfers, environmental experts, and artists. These guests will participate in various events, sharing their expertise and inspiring the community.

SurfAid Women’s Cup

We are excited to welcome SurfAid for the second ever Women’s Cup, taking place on Friday, August 16th. This competition highlights the incredible talent of female surfers and supports SurfAid’s mission to improve the health, well-being, and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions. Many of which we enjoy as surfers throughout Indonesia & the Solomon Island to name a few.

Tracks Party

Tracks Magazine will bring their famous Tracks Party to the festival this year. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and incredible lineups, this party will feature a headliner and other bands, with details to be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned for more information!

McTavish Trim

Not since 2018 has the McTavish Trim been a feature at the Byron Bay Surf Festival. Featuring 9 of the best female and 9 of the best male longboarders invited from all over the world. This eclectic bunch will follow the art of trim no matter the conditions. The Trim event will take place on Sunday 18th August as part of our Freestyle & Stoke event.

Competitor Entries

Competitors eager to join the festival can mark their calendars: entries will open on Thursday, June 27th. We encourage all interested surfers to register early and secure their spot in what promises to be an exhilarating competition.

Join us for the 2024 Byron Bay Surf Festival, a celebration of surf culture, environmental consciousness, and community spirit. We look forward to seeing you in August!

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Let the countdown to the 2024 Byron Bay Surf Festival begin!