FREESTYLE & STOKE !! *surf sessions and board displays*



On Sunday February 25th Byron Bay Surf Festival is setting its compass to Australia’s most easterly point… the tropo-dreamy shores of Wategos Beach, for a froth-filled day of sun, surf and salt water for the entire family! Once again, this year’s Freestyle & Stoke surf sessions will feature some of surfing’s best and most eccentric sliders, brand new progressive wave-riding categories, and for the second consecutive year, BBSF will host one of last years crowd favourites…the McTavish Trim!!

So load up the groms, grab your boards and brolies and let’s dive right in to this year’s breakdown…


Our Freestyle & Stoke categories are progressively one-of-a-kind, with a strong focus on artistic interpretation and style. These non-competitive events are decided by peer vote, with advantage awarded to those presenting their surfing with style, wave and equipment adaptability, flare and freestyling fun during each session! Invites are sent out for most sessions and fill quite fast. If an invitee doesn’t show on the day, that invite goes open to the beach. So be ready!!

Registrations open on the beach at 7:00am with the first session kicking off at 8:00 am sharp!

8:00 – 8:30 am: Torpedoes (surfing the body)
8:30 – 9:00 am: Wood Sniffers – presented by Wood Surf Co
9:00 – 10:00 am: McTavish Trim -presented by McTavish Surfboards
10:00 – 10:30 am: Finless Slide – presented by RVCA
10:30 – 11:00 am: The Extraterrestrial Soft-board Experiment
11:00 – 11:30 am: Log invitational – Invite only
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Mermaid Party – presented by Atmosea.
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Ying/Yang
1:00 – 1:45 pm: Festival Party Wave – Open to one and all!

AND DON”T FORGET YA BELLY! The Byron Bay Mal Club will be out there early firing up the barbie for both brekkie and lunch, between 8am-2pm. All proceeds will be going to support the Mal Club so make sure to come hungry, and leave stoked!

For full program and further info, visit