Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017
The best professional male and female surfers in the world travel to Newcastle, NSW to compete for the much cherished Mark Richards ‘MR’ trophy on Merewether Beach, Newcastle.
Surfest will be held from Feb 11-26 when world’s best surfers will gather.
Surfest began in 1985 as an initiative of Newcastle City Council, and at the time, was the world’s richest surfing competition. It is Newcastle’s only annual international sporting event and attracts more than 200 surfers, with many coming from around the globe. Former winners include local Novocastrian Mark Richards.