Noosa Surfing Museum Old Mal

The Noosa Surf Museum Old Mal is sure to be one of the events to watch at the 2023 Noosa Festival of Surfing.

The term ‘Old Mal’ articulates that surfers will compete on boards shaped pre-1968 and is the one every surfer wants to win!

Many of these surfboards were shaped by household names like McTavish, Keyo, Hayden, Bill Wallace and Dick Brewer just to name a few. They all feature as part of the gloss around this prestigious event and seeing the boards lined up on the beach bring a sense of nostalgia and excitement to the shores of Noosa for competition honouring those before us.

This event is for the surfboard enthusiast or anyone new to the sport. Get a surfing history lesson while watching some world-class surfers go at it on perfect First Point runners.

Some of the surfers we think stand a very big chance at winning this coveted event in 2023 include current defending champ, Sierra Lerback, Matt Chojnaki who is a two time champion, local ripper Zye Norris and our two dark horses Kaiden Smales & Matt Cuddihy

2023 Old Mal Competitors


  • Old Mal Tues 7th - Sun 12th March

One to Watch

Sierra Lerback

For the first time EVER! A female competitor took out the Old Mal in 2022. Yes, Sierra Lerback did us all proud and showed the boys how its done downing a star-studded lineup of male surfers to take the Old Mal crown. Her fellow finalists Harrison Roach, Matt Cuddihy, Matt Chojnacki, Byron Chadwick and Jack Norton have won 6 Old Mal titles between them, giving you an idea of the competition Sierra toppled. She is without doubt the one to watch in 2023 at the Noosa Surf Museum Old Mal

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