Byron Bay Surf Festival RETURN OF THE TRIMMERS!


The trim is a unique surfing event whereby the longest distance surfed is the goal for each of the 18 invited trimmers. Surfboards must be over 10 feet in length, requiring a significant amount of skill and panache to surf.

Trimmers released – Thomas Bexon, Kassia Meador, Ari Browne, Roisin Carolan, Alex Knost, Hannah Magnall

That’s right guys, for the 2nd consecutive year, the legend himself, Bob McTavish, will be holding his famed event right here in his own backyard! BBSF is once again super stoked to be hosting the McTavish Trim at the 2018 Freestyle & Stoke surf sessions.

Last year’s event saw surfers compete on boards 10ft+, with the winner determined by whoever slides their craft furthest up the beach, and only in the finest trimming style, of course.

Here’s what event founder, and local Byron Bay surfing pioneer had to say about last year’s event;

“What an unbelievable day. Being here at the festival reminds us all just how much fun surfing together can be. We are all larking about in the waves laughing, sliding, cheering and catching up with friends from far and wide. We are so thrilled to be a part of the Byron Bay Surf Festival. It’s bringing together the surf community, old and new and it’s just fantastic!” – Bob McTavish, 2017.

Sunday February 25th
9:00 – 10:00 am: McTavish Trim
presented by McTavish Surfboards

Full program and festival info available at