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Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2017

Photo; Andrea Falletta

Here are a few highlights from the 2017 Byron Bay Surf Festival we were lucky enough to be a part of! Being a surfer myself and calling Byron home made this a pretty sweet package deal.

Byron Bay Surf Festival stone and wood

Photo; Karise Schork

Byron Bay Surf Festival Market stall

Photo: @maiyamada_ via Instagram

Kara and I having a little breather inbetween countless babes trying on bikinis! Saturday's attendance was estimated at 12 - 15,000 at the Surf Art Markets & Byron Theatre with the Beach Hotel pumping late into the night for their Saturday Slide flagship party. 

Byron Bay Surf Festival outdoor cinema

Photo: Sarah West

 “ Anyone who was at the Beachy on Saturday witnessed a jam session that will never be repeated. We gave legend filmmaker, Jack McCoy, the 25th film anniversary party that he deserved, which surfer musician Dave Rastovich hosted with Band of Frequencies, Bobbly Alu, Paula Fuga, Tim Baker, Fletcher Pilon.. but then to have G.Love fly in just for us and go the full spectrum of his repertoir from hip-hop to funk and soul culminating in a jam session with everyone in the house, that last half an hour was pretty amazing.. especially when you see the who’s who of the surfing world bopping along like Steph Gilmore, Glenn Casey, Taylor Steele and Rusty Miller."

“The Sunset Cinema was the biggest and best outdoor screening we’ve ever had too,” said McMillan. “The best part for us was watching how well everyone responded to the film 'Given' that we chose to show. It’s such a beautiful movie and we knew everyone would love it and to see so many people there and all the little grommies running around was magic.”

Thanks so much for the organisers of the festival for such a fun event! Can't wait until next year :)

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