BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL 2018
Posted on March 4, 2018 by Trace
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The recent Annual Byron Bay Surf Festival, held for four days over February 22nd – 25th was as usual, a celebration of pure stoke with an eclectic mix of local, national and international surfers and related surf culture.
On Sunday, we were there to watch the much awaited Freestyle & Stoke Sessions, held at Australia’s most Easterly Point, Wategos Beach.
With a parting in the clouds after a wash-out Saturday, the day was sunny and a welcome treat to send off the last Sunday of Summer.
Featuring a stand-out collective of our favourite sliders including featured Citizens of the Slide Interviewee’s : Roisin Carolan, Christian ‘Wispy‘ Barker, Laure Myr – Lore Mademoiselle of the Sea, Lola Mignot, Ivy Thomas, and photographers Ming Nomchong – Seabones, and Fran Miller; and many more local and visiting personalities – it was a froth-filled day of fun on the waves!
Bringing style and colour to the line-up, the crowd were captivated with the beauty & skill of the multitude of Mermaid’s in the Girls Only session.
ABOVE IMAGES : SECOND FROM LEFT LAURE MYR; WITH HER TRADEMARK MEGA WATT SMILE; BESIDE HER LOLA MIGNOT & IVY THOMAS FROM OUR CITIZENS OF THE SLIDE INTERVIEWS.
VISITING CALIFORNIAN STEPHANIE SCHECHTER WITH THAT SCENE STEALING MELON BOARD BY GORDON & SMITH
The ‘McTavish Trim’ event was back again this year; with the aim being to ride the longest distance for each of the 18 invited trimmers, with their surfboards a required length of over 10 feet.
Local Indigenous singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, surfer & poet Tom Avery aka Blakboi serenades visiting Californian Kassia Meador
ABOVE IMAGES OF LOLA MIGNOT AND IVY THOMAS WITH RACHEL FLEMING.
IVY THOMAS IN HER YELLOW VINTAGE INSPIRED BIKINI & MS SURFBOARD WAS A LEGACY TO BBSF 2018’S SUNNY VIBES
LOCAL BYRON BABES, CHRYSTAL FITZGERALD & THE ATMOSEA & SUNSHINE & THE ECCENTRIC LADY LOGGERS ON THEIR WAY TO THE WAVES
The Byron Bay Surf Festival ethos is to “showcase and support the surf culture that we love and live, to grow and evolve, and ultimately, to move towards a more sustainable industry and lifestyle”
The festival offered surfing, shaping, art, music, film, yoga and environment with an awareness and focus on sustainability, education and innovation.
The Byron Bay Surf Festival is proud to be a Deep Blue Event [waste free] a 1% For The Planet member, and has a clear path towards reducing environmental and community impacts through education with a curated festival of like-minded vendors and special guests.
For more information visit www.byronbaysurffestival.com.au
See you for more fun next year on our beautiful Bay!
Photos by Tracee Annetts | the handsome collective
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