Welcome to IN Noosa Magazine’s special 25th Anniversary souvenir of the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Festival management is delighted to partner with Noosa’s most exciting new magazine, a publication that shares our appreciation of this place’s incredible natural assets.
For a quarter of a century now, the Festival of Surfing has been drawing surfing families from around the world to enjoy our week-long celebration of the aloha spirit, and to surf our perfect points. As time has gone on, many families have made the Festival an annual habit, and in many cases the longboarders who were here at the beginning now bring their children, and even their grandchildren.
It’s that kind of event – casual, friendly, and catering for all ages, from under 15s to over 70s. We call it the 8 Days Of Pure Stoke, because the good vibes are contagious. Sure, the surfing competitions are taken seriously (and there are some fierce rivalries), however the accent is on having fun, in the surf and on the beach - where the Festival Village offers free live music and movies every evening, plus there’s the XXXX Summer Beach Bar.
If you’re yet to discover the Noosa Festival of Surfing, please come and join many of the legends of our sport on the beach at First Point, March 5-12, 2016.
Welcome Message – Noosa Festival of Surfing
Message from the Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Small Business, The Hon Kate Jones MP
The 2016 Noosa Festival of Surfing – another great Sunshine Coast experience on Queensland’s vibrant events calendar.
The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland, recognising the importance of events tourism in driving visitation to Queensland’s regional areas.
Events like this are not only a great source of community pride, they also support local jobs and bring social and economic benefits to the community.
The Noosa Festival of Surfing celebrates the best of Queensland and promises an iconic experience for visitors.
I would like to congratulate the event organisers, volunteers, and local community for their efforts in delivering another great event for Queensland.
The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Small Business
Welcome message from Tourism Noosa CEO, Damien Massingham
Tourism Noosa is proud to be a long time sponsor and supporter of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, recognised as one of the world’s largest surf festivals.
The vision and dedication inherent in delivering an event of this calibre for 25 years is to be celebrated and we congratulate the efforts of Phil and Sam and all those involved over the years in helping to strengthen Noosa’s position on the global map as an iconic surf destination.
Visitors from all walks of life, whether skilled surfers or those who simply want to absorb the great surf culture that the event showcases, return year after year to enjoy the competition, the atmosphere and the fun, from surf dancing and stand-up-paddle to the incredibly popular dog surfing.
We look forward to joining the festivities of the 25th Noosa Festival of Surfing!