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  • Newcastle
  • New South Wales
  • Sport

Once the richest professional surf event in the world, Surfest has developed into a huge event on the Australian surfing calendar. Over 700 participants descend on Newcastle’s gorgeous beaches for 11 days of action carving up the storied right-handers on Merewether Beach. As well as the men’s and women’s pro events, there are junior, school and Indigenous competitions.