Tweed heads NSW


Fri 24th August 2018 – Mon 27th August 2018
Registration Open
Wed 20th June 2018 9:30AM
entries close 19 Jul 2018

Surfing Australia & Surfing NSW are pleased to announce the 2018 Australian Surf Festival, which incorporates the Australian Longboard Titles, Australian Surfmasters Titles, Australian Logger Titles and the Australian Bodyboard Titles.

All events will run consecutively in the beautiful Tweed Coast of Northern NSW, beginning from the border between NSW and QLD in Coolangatta and ending at Wooyung South of Pottsville.

QUALIFICATION: Competitors must qualify through their States Respective State Qualification process and will have already been notified via email.

Qualification Only. If you have qualified for two divisions and been notified, please click the SECOND DIVISION ONLY selection and email to confirm the details of your 2nd division. This will be $145 (no charge for uniform).

August 10th: Opening Ceremony
4pm: Competitor Welcome & Briefing
4:45pm: Team Managers Meeting
5:15pm: Judges Meeting

Venue: TBC

Australian Surf Festival Competition Period Thurs 10th August – Mon 27th August: 

Australian Bodyboard Titles –

Fri 24th – Mon 27th August: Australian Bodyboard Titles Competition Period – All divisions

Mon 27th August – Presentation for all divisions Venue: On Beach following competition 

Australian Bodyboard Titles divisions –

Open Men,
Open Women,
Masters Men (O35),
Grand Masters Men (O45),
Drop Knee (Open)
U18 JNR Men
U16 Cadet open
U14 Grommet open


4-man priority will be used throughout ASF

An event webpage will be your go-to for all Live Scores, Daily Photo & Video Highlight galleries and Event News all at the Official Australian Surf Festival Website -

Further information regarding ASF 2017 can be found on Surfing Australia’s website, please check out the competitor bulletin here.

Official Accommodation Venue

North Star Holiday Resort is proud to join the 2018 SAE Group Australian Surf Festival as the official accommodation provider. Located on the pristine Tweed Coast, just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and only a stones throw from one of the great beach break options for the competition. They have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from tropically landscaped caravan and camping sites to dorm style accommodation to beautifully appointed and fully self contained cabins. This 5 star resort is the ideal base whilst attending the SAE Group Australian Surf Festival, with all competitiors, family and friends entitled to discounted rates. Simply quote "Surf Festival" when booking to receive up to 30% off your stay. For more information, visit: or call one of their friendly staff on 1800 645 790. 


Surfers Rescue 24/7: FREE CPR & Board Rescue Course will run during the event window. Stand by for dates and times.


Surfing Australia National Open Surfing Team Selection Policy:

The Selection Policy for the National Open Surfing Team has been repealed for the event to be held in 2019.

Under the previous policy, results of the Australian Championships would have a determined selection in the open men’s and women’s teams.

A new Selection Policy will be in place for the 2019 team and the results of the Australian Championship in 2018 may or may not be the criteria for selection for the team in 2018. Surfing Australia wishes to make all competitors in the Australian Championships 2018 aware of this change in Selection Policy for the National Open Surfing Team in 2018.

The change has been brought about by issues surrounding qualification and eligibility for the Olympics. Surfing Australia is still awaiting further advice from the AOC and ISA as to qualification and eligibility so that it can determine the Olympic Selection Policy and indeed the National Open Surfing Selection Policy for 2019. Once Surfing Australia has received this advice, it will move as quickly as possible to issue the Selection Policies.

No selection of the Olympic Team or the Australian Open Team will then be made until such time as Selection Policies have been determined and published.


Note: Entry fee includes the compulsory uniform as well as your division. All team members must be a current member of Surfing NSW to participate in this event.

A copy of your Birth Certificate, current Australian passport or Citizenship Certificate MUST be forwarded to Surfing NSW. Email:

If these documents are not supplied, you will be ineligible to compete.

All ASF competitors must be holders of or eligible to hold an Australian Passport.

No refunds will be given within 14 days of event start. Any refund prior this will incur a $10.00 admin fee.

Division Price
Open Women Bodyboard $185.00
Drop Knee Bodyboard $185.00
Grand Masters - Over 45 Bodyboard $185.00
Master Mens (over 35) Bodyboard $185.00
U14 Grommet Open Bodyboard $185.00
U16 Cadet Open Bodyboard $185.00
Under 18 Boys Bodyboard $185.00
Open Men Bodyboard $185.00
Entries Closed