Byron Bay Surf Festival 2013

The Corona Party Wave Crew

Whoah! What a weekend!! Honestly, it was more fun than Christmas. It really was a 3-day fusion of ’Surf Culture Now’. We saw surf, art, photography, live music, films, history, workshops, literature, markets, presentations, youth art, swap-meet, surfing and more surfing. I wont bore you and go into details as reckon there enough images to tell the stories without having me yander on and there will be a proper write up about it soon straight from the Byron Bay Surf Festival itself. So until then, enjoy the images below! I’m sorry there are so many, but it was a whole lotta weekend! and I’m sorry if I wasn’t able to get everyone’s names. There were hundreds of well knowns at the festival and I apologise if I’ve missed people. Also a massive thanks to Mike Jahn, James McMillan and Vanessa Thompson and all the volunteers who made the whole festival happen! I know I definitely needed a massive sleep at the end of the third day!

Enjoy, xx


Apex park filling up

Van kids

The flags of ocean conservation

The art tent

The set up of the art show

Maria Nilsson making the final touches

Getting a good posy early

Some art

Some more art

Sea Sheperd representing

And a little more art

Kat Charles & Clare Duffy

Kat with a camera full of face

The stage is set

Nigel Stewart and his ’Welcome to Country’ for the Arakwal Bundjalung people

‘Welcome to Country’ presentation

Now we all dance like an Emu

And then we follow the Emu and dance

Hang ten in Bella Vita

The film in full swing

The premier of Bella Vita with Chris Del Moro, Dave Rastavitch and Lauren Hill


Geoff from Ananta yoga giving a free yoga class

Ben and Daisy checking out Wild Things

Keith Malloy giving a talk under the shade of the Pandamus


Tom Wegener Alaia tent

Tom Wegener teaching how to craft your own Alaia

The Heart & The Sea

Billabong Womens Australia Tipi

Billabong team rider, Felicity Palmateer designing a Dead Kooks board for chartity

Dead Kooks feather drawing

Ah, trinkets and pineapples

Mermaids about

Smile Tipi

The awesomely styled Patagonia tipi

You could even buy yourself a bralette at the festival

Jai Vasicek from Ahoy Trader styling up the Tallow tipi

Pom poms and pineapples

Pineapple centerpieces

Leana Rack from Tallow

Bahgsu Jewels

Mitch Surman from MS surfboards

Tree Hugger surf wax – all natural!

The Afend kids

Dick Hoole

Bob McTavish and Nat Young on the mic

as the crowd listens

Uppercut Deluxe – Frothin

Uppercut Deluxe

Uppercut Deluxe

Deus Ex Machina

Christian Pohio on the beef

A lady sailor looking for treasure

Scott Lyons Shapes

Dead Kooks boards

Organiser Mike Jahn and Eden Saul from Dead Kooks


Checking out the art :: 1

Checking out the art :: 2

Decisions decisions…

Ryan Lovelace giving advice

Ryan Lovelace



Rusty Miller

Hammock hanging

The gang from Rue Stiic

Rue Stiic and Ginger & Gilligan

Stripes and Tipis

Who doesn’t love Kombucha! I know Carly and Annie love it!

Checking out the goods at Afend

Mick McCoy

Getting some sweet seat action

Mitch Surman

Steve Shearer – Swell Forecasting

 Andy Findlay and Adam Macqueen discussing fins at the Wild Things Tipi


Old school

New waves of cool

Total Tipi Heaven

Vicky and Ida


Ah sweet sounds

Go Canon!

Craig Parry, his drone presentation and some eager enthusiasts behind him


Dane Burke and a coupla puppies

The bins holes aren’t big enough for coconuts

One among many with a camera in hand

Thomas Bexon talking shop

It’s plane to see these guys are really into it 😉

Teeny singlets

What a ride

Waterman Skills :: 1

BreeAnna Avalon – Wild Things Tipi

Playing dress ups

Shakas at the Wegener tent

Waterman skills :: 2

Smiley shopping :: 1

Smiley shopping :: 2


The Plight Of The Torpedo People

The BBSF in full swing

Sailor tees!

Yum balls!!


Beautiful Busking

The State of the Art discussion with James McMillan, Derek Hynd, Rusty Miller and Beau Young

James McMillan

Derek Hynd

Rusty Miller and Beau Young

Beau Young

The State of the Art discussion

Glen Casey and Keith Malloy – The Plight of The Torpedo People

Glen and Keith checking out some Chris Burkard imagery

Captivated audience

Mike Jahn

Sasha Leitmanis, Belinda Baggs, Nathan Oldfield, Lauren Hill and Taylor Miller for The Involvement Dream

Belinda Baggs

Nathan Oldfield

Lauren Hill and Taylor Miller

Belinda Baggs

Sasha Leitmanis

Taylor Miller

Johnny Abegg and Nathan Oldfield

Paul Witzig, Alan Rich, Dick Hoole and Johnny Abegg

Michelle Shearer winner of the short film comp with her film – Women Who Run With The Tides


Free surfing

BreeAnna Avalon waxing up at Wategos

A fiver on the nose


Morning reflections

Surf Swap Meet :: 1

Surf Swap Meet :: 2

Surf Swap Meet :: 3

Ryan Lovelace’s creations

Hand planes

The Dead Kook kids

A whole lot more hand planes

Wild Things with Adam Macqueen and Andy Findlay.

Jessamyn Jean & BreeAnna Avalon

The Grommets

The Grom session :: 1

The Grom session :: 2


Justin Crawford from Fallen Broken Street as Casper

Finless session

Mitch Surman

Ryan Heywood

Ryan Heywood

Justin Crawford

Justin Crawford

Sliding and gliding

Brett Caller and the Valla

Mitch Surman

This chick Dimity from the Sunny Coast can ride anything. Here she is on a finless

Brett Caller – High Fives

Justin Crawford

The Mermaids


Paddling out – the girls got the swell of the day. After their heat, it seriously died.

Maddie Gross – Gliding

Jessamyn Jean

Libby Caskey

Party Wave!

Dimity on the edge

Molly O’Neill

McTavish team rider Roisin Carolan


Roisin Carolan – Peace!

Belinda Baggs

Cloudy Rhodes

Belinda Baggs heading to the top

Belinda Baggs

Cloudy Rhodes

Roisin Carolan

Joel Fitzgerald charging on a fish

Joel racing

Brett Caller, Fishing

Will he get in and under?

James McMillan

The Fish Men

Thomas Bexon doing the cross step

Peter Pascoe rips and is good at yoga


Five tippy toes


The Cross Step

On the nose

It’s almost a 10

Thomas Bexon

Matt Chojnacki – The Wax Head – McTavish Team Rider


Matt Chojnacki

The balancing act

Body Surfers

The Ancient Olo

Torpedo People :: 1

Keith Malloy

Glen Casey giving much needed rub downs

Torpedo People :: 2

Keith Malloy and Jack McCoy

Beautiful Wategos

Surf Swap Meet

Hand planes

Sweet sounds of live music

Busy but Beautiful

Getting ready for the Corona Party Wave

Leana rack and Red

The Corona Party Wave – The finish line

The Corona Party Wave :: 1

The Corona Party Wave :: 2

The Corona Party Wave :: 3

The Corona Party Wave :: 4

The Corona Party Wave – The race to the finish

The Corona Party Wave – $1000 taken out by Harrison Roach

Blue against blue

Beers are on Harrison


Mike Jahn and Dave Rastavitch

Leana and  Dimity

Kat Charles, Clare Duffy and friends at Wategos

Lauren Hill

Coupla Rancho Relaxers!

Head of the snag line

Who’s in for ice-cream??

Wooden boards and Wategos

Picking up the 80 kg ancient Olo

Olo demonstation

Dave Rastavitch looks on at the 16 foot high Olos

Tom Wegener, Dave Rastavitch and Mike Jahn

Not a board you could just strap on your bike and ride down to the beach with

The crowd at the BBSF :: 2

The Sunday cross step

Eden Saul from Dead Kooks

Dave Rastavitch on the Olo

Tom Wegener commentating

Dave Rastavitch and Ryan Burch on the Olos waiting for the next set

Dave and Ryan – will it be an Olo party wave?

Ryan Burch riding the Olo

Rasta, Olo riding

Rasta, Olo falling

Tandem demonstrations

Tandem party waves

Tandem surfing

This is called – over the alter. Molly and Cookie demonstrate

Another version of – over the alter

What an awesome end to the Byron Bay Surf Festival 2013

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