Tweed Region NSW


Sat 29th July 2017 – Sun 30th July 2017
Registration Open
Tue 20th June 2017 9:00AM
entries close 28 Jul 2017

Surfing Australia & Surfing NSW are pleased to announce the 2017 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.

Dbah is the preferred location for the Open Shortboard National Titles in 2017.

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

Friday 28th July: Surfmasters Opening Ceremony and meetings
Competitor Welcome & Briefing, Team Managers Meeting and Judges Meeting

Australian Open Shortboard Titles Competition Period

Sat 29th July – Sun 30th July: 
Australian Titles divisions –
Open Men,
Open Women,

Sun 30th July - Presentation for Divisions listed above at BIG4 North Star


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.

BIG4 North Star are offering discounted rates for accommodation to all competitors, family and friends. These great deals include:

Stay 2 nights, 10% discount. Discount code: SURF10
Stay 3-6 nights, 20% discount. Discount code: SURF20
Stay 7 nights or more, 35% discount. Discount code: SURF25

To redeem these discounts, please visit their website here. Alternatively give them a call on 1800 645 790 and quote "Surf Festival".

Surfers Rescue 24/7: FREE CPR & Board Rescue Course will stage 5th August at Big4 North Star

                                   See HERE to register.

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The Selection Policy for the National Open Surfing Team has been repealed for the event to be held in 2018.

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

A new Selection Policy will be in place for the 2018 team and the results of the Australian Championship in 2017 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 2017 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 2018. 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.

Please note:  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 Shortboard $180.00
Open Men Shortboard $180.00
Entries Closed