Noosa Festival of Surfing – Finals Day 8

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Finals Day 8

Oh Huey, if only you’d had a little more gusto. It seemed as if the wave god had all but blown himself out this morning with little but a dismal ripple wrapping into First Point. The Executive decision was made to change location, moving to the alternate venue further...
Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 7

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 7

It was a grim scene that greeted surfers at First Point this morning, but only by comparison. Gone were the four-foot sets, and in their place a familiar scene; a calm, flat ocean. But sets still provided ample waves for competitors and contest would continue at its...

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 6

The predicted south-east swell rolled into Noosa overnight, and dawn rose to a superb lineup of waves. The Halse Lodge Women’s Open was the first to get wet, and the young ladies battled the outgoing tide. Sensational waves were breaking through, but with a tricky...
Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 5

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 5

With ‘hump day’ came a bump in swell, the waves of yesterday afternoon continuing into the morning, and predicted to rise continually throughout the day. The Salt Magazine Men’s 55 & Over repechage took to the water shortly after dawn, a light cross-shore wind...
Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 4

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 4

It’s been a day of highs and lows for Day 4 of the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing. Another quiet start to the day saw the sudden-elimination round two of the New Age Caravans Logger Pro first to paddle out into small First Point waves. Clean but fickle...
Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 3

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Day 3

Day Three was always the most ominous in terms of swell forecasts for the 27th annual Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing and the day dawned with very little oceanic action. A hopeful set inspired judges and the festival remained at First Point, rather than...