Noosa Festival of Surfing gets a reboot

Swellnet Dispatch

The Noosa Malibu Club and World Surfaris have signed a multi-year deal to host the Noosa Festival of Surfing.

The Noosa Malibu Club are delighted to announce that World Surfaris have signed a multi-year deal with the club to host and manage the iconic Noosa Festival of Surfing from 2019 onwards. The club has been established in the Noosa area for over 30 years and President Craig Johnson stated that he's excited by the partnership with World Surfaris. “The collaborative partnership with World Surfaris will ensure that the Festival continues its long tradition of offering a world class event for Longboard surfers to surf on world class waves,” said Craig.

“It will ensure that the tradition of the Noosa Festival of Surfing continues to promote and showcase this exceptional longboarding event for many years to come.”

The organisational expertise and management experience of World Surfaris forms an excellent foundation for the event. World Surfaris are Australia’s premier full-service surf tourism provider, offering quality surf tours to many of the world’s leading surfing destinations. In addition, they are a long-standing co-sponsor of the Festival, having provided an overseas surfing trip as the Competitor Draw prize for many years

John Finlay, World Surfaris CEO, stated the event is a great fit for World Surfaris and that “we are delighted to be able to make an even greater contribution to the event. We look forward to close collaboration with the Club and the Noosa Community to put on a fabulous Festival in 2019. We have a few ideas that we hope will breathe new life into this much-loved event.”

Noosa Malibu Club president, Craig Johnston (left) welcomes World Surfaris director and long-time festival sponsor John Finlay aboard as Noosa Festival of Surfing hosting sponsor

Noosa Malibu Club & World Surfaris have planned to hold a public meeting in late August to invite past and prospective sponsors, as well as other interested community members, for their input to the event.

The Festival remains scheduled to be held in its usual period of early March. It is expected that the event will continue with most of the previous competition divisions.


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Lanky Dean commented Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at 4:43pm

How's that rawson in the background! Sorry what's happening?

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ronny45670 commented Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at 4:44pm

YYYEEEWWW good on you guys! Legends, pure stoke :)

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blower commented Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at 5:58pm

Mad board eh Lanky, one of Kongs from his "Call me Gary" times. I guess its the Sunshine Coast connection.

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thatguy commented Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at 7:26pm

Same crew who charter the boat that dumped the rubbish? Same crew who sent me this? "I have addressed this with the boat you are talking about. Don't know what makes you think its our boat we are simply an agent who sells the boat to travelling surfers."
Yeah, awesome.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 at 7:33pm

World Surfaris you mean?

Not like they could do anything about rubbish dumping, because, as the reply says, they don't own the boats, they're a booking company. Be like complaining to Flight Centre about poor service on a Jetstar flight.

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Josh Allen commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 8:11am

Perfect response Stunet...couldnt have said it any better myself!

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thatguy commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 9:17pm

Nothing like it. Webjet don't advertise individual aircraft and recommend them like our good friends at World Surfaris do, completely different business model.
Might have to paddle out and drop a few bags of rubbish in the line up in their honour.
BTW Josh is the WS marketing manager.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 1:05am

Big Thumbs up for this years Swellnet Noosa Webcast.(Finely tuned small wave surfing)
Be cool if Swellnet keeps"Qld Triple Crown" (Noosa /Roxy/Quicky)

Mix & Match... Get 2 surf Chix Events at once or 2 short Board Events or go the old school.
Dual Screen then fine tune some surf cams & you're in the Judge's seat...
Same again please Swellnet! ...Lock in another [10] from me!

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JosephStalin commented Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 at 6:34pm

1st points gonna be more heavy than nias the other week

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