What makes this event the most special in the world calendar of surfing, is that it has more than 800 competitors spread over Pro, Specialty, and Amateur categories, with an age demographic of 10 to 80 years old. Far different to 20 years ago, with about 100 Amateur’s or so competing in only a few categories, and today pushing for first spot in 23 divisions.
Noosa Festival organisers have not left out some Big Names that will feature in the South Pacific Resort Corporate Cup event. Celebrity surfers appearing at this time are; Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Rabbit Bartholomew, Peter Townend, with Reno Abellira the Hawaiian big wave master, and Longboard world champions, local Josh Constable, Harley Ingleby, Wayne Lynch and the inimitable Bob McTavish. The idea this year is to hang out with your surfing heroes, have a great time and give much needed support to the Premier’s Flood Appeal.
The localNoosa Journal has got together with the Festival in the organisation of the Surfboard and Memorabilia Auction at the Festival Village in the Noosa Woods. This year auction curator Darryl Homan has positively milked the globe to bring the very best to noosa. A couple of boards of note are a ’67 Dewey Webber Feather model original pintail longboard with a Waveset fin, and a Rennie Yater 8’3″ transition gun in immaculate condition. hmmm! The auction kicks off on Thursday March 17 at 7pm prompt.
This event will span nine days with lots of entertainment on the beach and in Restaurants, Hotels, Cafes and advertised venues. The organisers have borne the weather in mind and this year have moved the entertainment venue from the Lions Park to the Noosa Woods, at the end of Hastings Street.
Should conditions at the 1st Point be unfavorable for surfing, the event will move to the secondary location at about Gate 12, through the end of Hastings Street to the Woods at Noosa West. The event is walking friendly, so park your cars a short distance away from the beach, using all day zones to avoid the Council Inspectors.
This event, the Global Surf Industries, NOOSA’11 Festival of surfing would not be without the host organisation Noosa Malibu Club and members, the fabulous team of volunteers including Sunshine Coast Tafe Students of Events, and major media sponsors Noosa Journal, Zinc 96.1FM, andCoastwatch getting the information out there.
You may visit our extensive array of Surfboards from the major sponsors GSI HERE
“Noosa Festival of Surfing,… Yes it is on us again, bigger, better and sicker than before” says Jamie Willems of Global surf Industries and if you are interested in coming along and spending some time in Noosa, then G.S. I. will have 50-60 boards from the range there to use all week, also to view most GSI models at Surf Shop Peregian, so come and enjoy the night activities listed below and all the action of the Surfing throughout the days of March 14-21. Continue reading →
The first ever Manly Festival of Surfing(MFOS) is being held 5-8 November 2009.
With Manly, Australia being Global Surf Industrie’s global headquarters, it is only right that they are the principal sponsor of this event.
Celebrating surfing and surf culture the MFOS looks set to be a classic. There’ll be surfing Legends in and out of the water, book signings, board demos, art auctions, art exhibitions, live music, a kid zone, night surfing, surf lessons, movies and plenty more.
If you are in the area be sure to drop by. You can find out what’s going on when at the official MFOS web site.
UPDATE: 2010 Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing (14 – 21 March)
The latest addition to the 2010 festival line up is a Surf Expo, called OURS…
Festival director, Phil Jarratt said: “OURS will be a legitimate exposition of what is happening in surfing today, from cutting edge surfboard design to swell forecasting, from green surfboard technology to the latest in wood, from new websites to old paper, from surf art to new music…” Sounds pretty good to me!!
GETTING THERE If you are thinking of attending the festival you should really think about getting your accommodation sorted and if you are going to compete in the Global Surf Industries, Noosa Festival of Surfingyou had better get an entry in fast.
With the waves turning on, and the surfers pulling out all the big turns and a couple more to boot, Coolum and Alex Surf Sunny Coast Pro, proved to be a big success. The Sunshine Coast surfers were doing really well all day but unfortunately fell short in the Semis and missed out advancing to the finals. You can read more and view further photos just follow the links. Image photographyof Nick Vasick by Crys-kai Carroll.