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FESTIVAL GAINS INTERNATIONAL INTEREST – Press Release 04/08/17

Entries have been open for just one month, and already a swathe of international competitors have signed up for the 2018 Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing. While local and regional Queenslanders make up a large proportion of the early entrants, surfers from around the World – some first-timers, but many returning guests – […]

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LAGUNA REAL ESTATE SIGN ON FOR TWO MORE YEARS – Press Release 26/07/17

The Noosa Festival of Surfing today announced the return of Laguna Real Estate as event title partner for 2018. Next March’s event will once again be known as the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, with the Noosa real estate institution signing on for two more years. “We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting […]

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2018 – Press Release 27/06/17

Entries open for the 2018 Noosa Festival of Surfing on 1 July and festival organisers are anticipating an unprecedented influx of competitors. For several years the largest surfing event worldwide by competitor numbers, the Noosa Festival has continued to grow each year, 2017 seeing a record-breaking 910 competitors from all over the world. Amateur and […]

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NOOSA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 DATES – Press Release 29/05/17

After what many regard as the most successful year yet, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is gearing up for an even better 2018. The festival has slowly been creeping forward in March with each passing year, but 2018 will see a return to its original timeframe, in the second week of March, from Saturday, 10th […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY EIGHT

THE STOKE NEVER STOPS First Point, Noosa, is the home of the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, the perfect point waves synonymous with the event and what brings surfer back year after year. So it was disappointing for all to have to spend the duration of finals day at the alternate beach break […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY SEVEN

BACK TO THE BEACHES It was a return to the beach breaks for the start of juniors day, the Pacific Longboarder Men’s Under 18 competitors first to paddle out into the fun, glassy waves. The junior ranks have been progressively narrowing the gap with their more mature counterparts consistently in recent years, and never more […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY SIX

AN UNFORTUNATE MIGRATION Forecasts can never be truly trusted. Despite the charts looking positive, a shift in swell to the south saw a corrugated horizons but little materialising on the shores of Laguna Bay. Making up for the lost time of yesterday afternoon, heats were run simultaneously. The Kennards Men’s 50 & Over and Old […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY FIVE

GOOD GETS GREAT The worst of the swell predictions were a distant memory this morning, with First Point generating perfect waves for early heats. Glassy, perfectly-groomed conditions welcomed the Indulge Women’s Open on sunrise and the girls really made the most of it. Roisin Carolan was again sublime in her surfing skills and competition savvy, […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY FOUR

HIGH TIDE BLESSINGS Today marked the turn of the tide, the swell slowly creeping its way up from the previous few days from the afternoon. Early heats – the GJ Gardner Homes Men’s 40 & Over and the Laguna Real Estate Men’s Open – enjoyed the lower tide waves, surfers collecting long rides almost to […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY THREE

LET THE SURFING BEGIN Although several divisions had made their start over the weekend, today marked the commencement of start to finish surfing action. Noosa turned on the charm, clear blue skies, crystal blue ocean and perfect, clean waves for the commencement of the day’s competition, with the World Surfaris Men’s 65 & Over first […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY TWO

AND STILL THE SWELL CONTINUES On what was predicted to be one of the smallest days of swell this week, First Point lit up all day long. The Noosa Civic Family Challenge was first to take to the water and local young stand-out Liliana Bowrey was one of the round’s most outstanding performers. At only […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY ONE

BLESSED BY THE WAVE GODS It’s always the one thing that can’t be planned on and the one thing upon which the festival depends more than anything else: the surf. As if on cue, the wave gods turned on a steady swell for the first heats of the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, […]

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THE DAILY WRAPS: DAY ZERO

WATERMAN WEEKEND GETS A HEADSTART ON 2017 FESTIVAL The Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club Got the 2017 Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing off to a flying start today in absolutely glorious conditions. Always a strong supporter of the Noosa Festival, the Surf Club showcased an array of activities today, proudly celebrating the lifeguards […]

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SUSTAINING THE FUTURE OF SURFING – Press Release 20/02/17

Whether you are a born-and-bred local or a first-time visitor, there is no denying the spectacular natural beauty of the Noosa Shire. Each year, the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing takes a step up in its ecological responsibility towards a completely sustainable event. In 2017, we have urged all partners and promoters to […]

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THE STOKE JUST GOT BIGGER – Press Release 13/02/17

With less than three weeks to go until the 26th annual Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, it is already set to be bigger than ever. With a greater variety of divisions and a broader demographic than in previous years, the festival is set to break its own record for overall number of competitors, […]

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SURF BETTER WITH WELLNESS WEDNESDAY – Press Release 06/02/17

It can be challenging staying surf-fit through the dry spells with our busy working schedules. Too many things can get in the way and many of us don’t want to sweat it out for an hour a day at the gym, even if we do have the time. The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of […]

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MYSTERY DESTINATION FOR WORLD SURFARIS COMPETITOR DRAW – Press Release 23/01/17

World Surfaris returns to the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing for the fifth consecutive year to present the Men’s 65 & Over, and to give one lucky competitor the trip of a lifetime. For the last four years, World Surfaris has offered a spectacular surf holiday package for two to stunning locations, including Hudhuranfushi […]

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DOG DAYS WITH CHRIS DE ABOITIZ & VETSHOPAUSTRALIA – Press Release 23/01/17

VetShopAustralia.com.au and Chris de Aboitiz have been drawing huge crowds to the Noosa Festival with their surfing dogs spectacular for several years now, each time adding a little something new to their repertoire. And in 2017 it looks like the bar will be set even higher. Chris has had a busy year, travelling to the […]

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FILM FESTIVAL WITHIN A SURF FESTIVAL

Global Surf Industries, the world’s biggest surfboard distributor, makes a welcome return to Noosa in 2017 with the Life is Better When You Surf Film Festival. Presented by Screen Queensland, the film festival adds another dimension to the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, with the two-day celebration of surf on the big screen […]

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IT’S ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK – Press Release 11/01/17

The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing is built on camaraderie and community, bringing together our surfing brethren from across Australia and around the world. This is never more evident than in the team divisions, the Noosa Civic Family Challenge and the Noosa Festival Teams Challenge. These events, in particular, are about working together, […]

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OUT OF THE WAVES & ONTO THE BEACH – Press Release 04/01/17

The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing is known for its spectacular surfing display of world-class longboard surfing. Competitors from all over the world, representing over a dozen nations, flock to the shores of Noosa Heads to take part in the renowned festival, now in its 26th year. While surfing will remain the central […]

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WAVES OR NO WAVES – Press Release 23/12/16

WAKE AND SKIM LEGEND AUSTIN KEEN A FESTIVAL GUEST Each year, the team at the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing prepares for every eventuality. Come rain or shine, the show will go on. For grommets and grandmas, hipsters and holidaymakers, the 8 Days of Pure Stoke are guaranteed for all. Except for one […]

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A WEALTH OF ENTERTAINMENT BEYOND THE LINEUP – Press Release 14/12/16

The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing is shaping up to be as entertaining on the sand as it will be in the waves for the event’s 26th annual celebration of surf culture. Each year, the festival buzzes well beyond sunset on the shores of Laguna Bay as competitors, visitors and the general public […]

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THE BENCHMARK CONTINUES TO RISE – Press Release 28/11/16

Just one month into official pro division entries for the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing, the calibre of talent again looks to elevate once more. Well over 200 Australians, from six states, have already signed on the dotted line, including many returning and familiar names and a strong local contingent. Perennial finalist across […]

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FESTIVAL HOSTS G&S ‘SWITCH’ – Press Release 14/11/16

The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing is stoked to be hosting the first ever Gordon & Smith ‘Switch’ event as part of its 8 Days of Pure Stoke. Founded way back in 1959 by Larry Gordon and Floyd Smith in San Diego, California, Gordon & Smith soon became an iconic brand, reflecting design […]

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THE PROS ARE GO – Press Release 01/11/16

Eagerly anticipated entry for pro divisions of the 2017 Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing are now officially open. While amateur and age divisions have been gaining a swathe of entries from all over the world, the pro events were yet to be available for entry until 1 November. The festival team has been […]

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SUPER SUP WEEKEND STEPS UP FOR ‘17 – Press Release 19/10/16

Paddlers prone and perpendicular will be battling it out on the bay in March for the 2017 Super SUP Weekend, launching the 26th annual Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing. Featuring both stand-up and prone divisions, the two days of the 4th and 5th of March will be a frenzy of paddling, with 25 […]

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GARAGE HANDPLANES BACK FOR THE BASH – Press Release 05/10/16

Boardless surfing will take to the Noosa waves in 2017 with the return of the second annual Garage Handplanes Body Bash. Sydney-based handplane creator and Garage founder, David Archer, brought bodysurfing to the fore this year with the inaugural Body Bash, attracting an international contingent of sliders. “Last year’s Body Bash was a hoot,” says […]

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A FLOOD OF SUPPORT – Press Release 14/09/16

Sponsors new and old are jumping on board the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing and, while there is still much to do and a long way to go, 2017 is shaping up to be an unprecedented success. Without sponsors the Noosa Festival would disappear, unable to sustain itself in the year-long process of […]

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2017 – BIGGER THAN EVER – Press Release 5/07/16

Entries have officially opened for the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017, and organisers are expecting more entries than ever before. 2016’s 25th Anniversary welcomed unprecedented numbers of competitors, with over 800 entries from more than 20 countries and regions across the 23 age and open divisions, including China, Vanuatu, Venezuela, 2016’s 25th […]

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WORLD’S BIGGEST SURFING FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2017 – Press Release 13/06/16

The Noosa Festival of Surfing will return in 2017, once again with the generous support of Laguna Real Estate as named partner. Official dates have now been locked in for next year’s festivities and the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing will return, 4th – 11th March 2017. Olivier Miller, Principal of Laguna Real Estate, is […]

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SURF UNEARTHED TO ROCK AGAIN

After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural Surf Unearthed, the gig for unsigned musos will return to the sand at First Point, Noosa – but this year, there’s a twist. In 2015, we opened the stage to three unsigned acts for an evening of surf-inspired music by the younger generations. Three acts, The GoGetters, […]

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25 YEARS OLD & BIGGER THAN EVER

The Noosa Festival of Surfing will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016, and its already shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. With unprecedented numbers flocking to sign up, it has become necessary to limit competitors to a single age division, a new division has been opened – the Junior Girls’ Under […]

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WORLD SURFARIS BACK ON BOARD FOR FOURTH YEAR

The Noosa Festival of Surfing has been blessed with the kind support and generosity of World Surfaris for the past four years, and for 2016, Australia’s premier surf tour operator will return, bigger and better than ever before. The World Surfaris Competitor Draw is a prize coveted by every entrant. Not dependent on skills, results, […]

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JAMMIN’ ON THE SAND – Press Release 5/12/15

  The 25th Anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing will host almost as much entertainment out of the water as it will in the waves. With a host of musical acts lined up to join the ‘8 Days of Pure Stoke’, the festivities of the world’s largest surfing event will continue long after the sun goes […]

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JUST REWARDS FOR THE NOOSA FESTIVAL – Press Release 17/11/15

The world’s largest surfing festival is reaping the rewards of 25 years’ hard work. As the Noosa Festival of Surfing approaches its silver jubilee, recognition is being given for the superb benefits it has brought to Queensland and the Sunshine Coast in recent years. From a contingent of almost 200 renowned and successful Sunshine Coast […]

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THE BODY BASH IS BACK – Press Release 5/11/15

Body surfing will be back on the menu for the 25th Anniversary Noosa Festival of Surfing. Joining the festival for the first time, Sydney-based bodysurf aficionados Garage Handplanes have come onboard as division sponsors and are thrilled at the prospect. “For us, the most important thing about the Noosa Festival is the sense of community that […]

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THE MAGOO MEMORIAL RETURNS – Press release 22/10/15

The 25th Annual Noosa Festival of Surfing will see the welcome return of the Magoo Memorial Men’s 70 and Over division. One of the original Bondi surfers whose fire brigade shiftwork enabled him to spend a lifetime on the beach, Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan settled in retirement on the NSW Central Coast, and was a regular competitor […]

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LOCALS RALLY TO SUPPORT 25th ANNIVERSARY: Press Release 29/09/15

The Women’s Pro division will be back in 2016, thanks to the generosity of Ray White Noosa. The Women’s Pro attracted surfers from eight nations in 2015, including Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, The UK and France, as well as a strong home contingent. The USA was represented in force, with the all-American final being won […]

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THE TRULY INTERNATIONAL SURF FESTIVAL: Press Release 15/09/15

The Noosa Festival of Surfing is always thrilled to welcome an ever-expanding international contingent of surfers. In 2015, the festival hosted surfers from 14 nations around the world, including China, Vanuatu, Portugal, Taiwan and New Caledonia. They come alone, with friends, in teams, and sometimes they bring the whole family. France’s Delpero brothers provided a […]

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DOG DAYS & HYDRO HOUNDS: Press Release 01/09/15

There is one question that echoes around the beaches of Noosa Heads far more than any other during our 8 Days of Pure Stoke: “When are the dogs surfing?” Despite playing host each year to some of the world’s finest surfers, the Festival’s surfing dogs draw by far the largest crowd in a fun-for-all-ages extravaganza […]

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GUESTS ABOUND FOR 2016: Press Release 11/08/15

Each year, Noosa becomes temporary home to over 600 surf festival competitors, their families and an estimated 10,000 visitors from around the world during the first half of March for the “8 Days of Pure Stoke”. The influx of guests in a traditionally quiet time is a boon to the local economy, bringing a huge […]

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MULTINATIONAL BUT STILL HOME-GROWN: Press Release 04/08/15 

The 2015 Noosa Festival of Surfing attracted competitors from more nations than ever before, and 2016 is set to break new records. Entries have already been received from the UK, USA, Hawai’i and New Zealand, as well as from around Australia, and more are rolling in daily across the newly extended array of age divisions. […]

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We’re Back! 5-12 March 2016: Official Press Release 10/06/15

The 25th annual Noosa Festival of Surfing, hosted by the Noosa Malibu Club, will be held from March 5 to 12, 2016, with a record number of competitors and spectators expected to arrive from around the world for this special anniversary edition of the “8 days of pure stoke”. With more than 30 divisions catering for […]

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