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APRIL 27 – 29

STATE TITLES LIVE MUSIC FILM NIGHT LOCAL FOOD DRINK ART CRAFTS BOARD SWAP MEET AWARD CEREMONY SURF SCHOOL SHORTBOARD LONGBOARD STANDUP KNEEBOARD SURFING

The Festival

The 2018 Southern Surf Festival is a three-day celebration of South Australian surfing and surf competition held from April 27-29 at Middleton Point on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

The festival is the first of its kind to be held in the state and will feature 200 competitors vying for State Championship status in shortboard, longboard, standup and kneeboard surfing along with a wide range of family friendly activities. Supported by Alexandrina Council, the event is expected to attract thousands of visitors and attendees and hundreds of overnight stays on the famed South Coast surf mecca.

Reflecting on our Proud Surfing History

The entire three days will be a true celebration of surfing in South Australia, incorporating all aspects of our unique and inclusive surf culture. From board swaps to surf art to food vendors, the family friendly festival will have something for everybody, no matter how actively involved in the sport you are. For those wanting to give surfing a go for the first time, a range of surf schools will be operating on the Sunday.

Getting Social

Sunday April 29 will see a more social day take place with an interclub teams competition attracting SA-based clubs from Yorke Peninsula to Robe in the South East. Middleton Point will also host a retro 1970s surfboard event and surfboard paddle race. On Saturday evening revellers will be invited to attend a ‘Stomp’ at a local Hotel, which will set the scene for a party-like atmosphere and a nostalgic journey harking back to the famous surfer parties of the 1960s. A surf movie night is also planned for Friday evening to officially launch the weekend and a surf music night on the Sunday.

Supporting the Community

Surfing South Australia is committed to supporting local communities wherever possible. The 2018 Southern Surf Festival will aim to support a wide range of community groups and organisations throughout the three-day event. The festival will look to work with the following groups and individuals in hosting the event:

  • Disabled surfing groups,
  • Indigenous surfing programs,
  • Girls Come First
  • Learn to Surf operators
  • Local food vendors
  • Local surf judges, workcrew and volunteers