Surf Culture, Now: 2017 Byron Bay Surf Fest

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posted by James Willmott

Hustling markets, world renowned musicians, creative art shows, famous faces, incredible history and much more, The Byron Bay Surf Fest symbolises the epicenter of grass roots surfing and its surrounding cultures.

First breathing life in February of 2010, the non-competitive, all fun festival highlights creativity, innovation and sustainability, and has since grown significantly, welcoming thousands more visitors each and every year. This time around, SurfStitch are proudly supporting the three day festival, specifically Saturday’s Surf Art Market, and we couldn’t be happier!

A weekend full of surf culture, good times and unforgettable memories is exactly what we love, and with beautiful Byron Bay as the backdrop and just a short drive from our HQ, we’ll gladly take it!

So, what exactly does the festival entail? To put it frank, almost everything you can imagine, though here’s a proper guide:

As if all the fun and games weren’t enough, green initiatives also play a major role in the festivals celebrations. In the words of Founder and Creative Director James McMillan, ‘we must protect what we love.’ So, whether it be attending the educational workshops with surfers and environmentalists, purchasing goods at the NGO market stalls, entering the raffles or simply enjoying the film screenings, every activity relates directly back to protecting our beautiful oceans, a message and cause all will agree is important.

To get you even more excited, check out some action from last year and be sure to get down there over this coming weekend to celebrate surf culture, now! We’ll see you there!

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