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Better than Coachella, the Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2014! 

We imagine that the Byron Bay Surf Festival is similar a surfer's version of Coachella, but fifty-fifty ameliorate because it's at the beach! The three-day festival held Oct. 24-26 was a coastal bum’s dream of sensorial happiness: alive music concerts, surf moving-picture demo screenings, facial expression sessions, yoga, SurfLit Lounge, artists together with brands selling awesome materials together with agency to a greater extent than events to delight the eyes, ears, trunk together with creative heed than nosotros tin list.

Seeababes Makala Smith, Leana Rack together with Chrystal Fitzgerald were upward inwards it all final weekend together with nevertheless grinning days later on from the vibes. They guided us through approximately of their festival highlights! 

All the surf-related events were held at Wategos Beach, a gorgeous globe shape betoken break. Board demos together with facial expression sessions had the H2O packed all weekend long, together with fifty-fifty the sand was a infinite for creativity. Sand drawings were done past times a local creative individual that gets upward at 4am to describe on the fresh together with untouched beach. 
Wategos Beach inwards the early on morning. 
Sand Art on the beach.
Close-up of the sand art.
There was enough of socializing together with happenings to cheque out betwixt surf sessions, or only receive got a infinitesimal to receive got it all in.

Makala hanging out on the grass. Photo courtesy of Byron Bay Surf Festival.

The festival field. 
Chrystal Fitzgerald amongst Drifter Bali friends at the Surf Art Market. Photo courtesy of @dawnwolfdreamer on Instagram.

Gato Heroi inwards the Wild Things installation. 
Closer hold off at the boards that are too similar industrial plant of art.

Beach day!
Yoga for surfers stretching. Photo courtesy of Bryon Bay Surf Festival.

Feed your heed inwards the Surf Lit Lounge. Great thinkers together with local legends talked virtually their love for surfing together with the surf life. 

Surf Lit schedule. Photos courtesy of Bryon Bay Surf Festival together with Chelsea Palmer.
The inspiring floor of Pascale Honore inwards the Surf Lit serial was an inspiration to demo that anybody tin surf. Pascale became a paraplegic nineteen years agone every bit a number of a motorcar accident together with had ever wanted to surf from spending together with then much fourth dimension watching on the shore. One of her son's friends Ty Swan strapped her on his dorsum together with they were off, Duct Tape Surfing!


Donate $1 for a twain of headphones!
Board made out of bottles! And he genuinely surfs it.
, Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 due south a l t y L i f e , What a weekend. Byron Bay has only spent the weekend vibe'ing off it's human face upward on surf civilization together with today's @coronaextra_au political party moving ridge was an awesome complete to the best festival inwards Byron Bay. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 massive cheers to the whole festival squad for all their difficult move inwards creating a really particular lawsuit that is held beloved to the hearts of all surfers. And a particular cheers to the RADEST media squad for capturing all the magic. @_carlybrownphotography_ @bethanyrylesphotography_ @stefanjosefilms Couldn't of done it without y'all legends. See y'all all at the @beachhotelbyronbay this arvo for the official later on political party of the @byronbaysurffestival #festival #jobdone #byronbay #surffestival
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See y'all side past times side year, Byron! For to a greater extent than photos, cheque out the Byron Bay Surf Festival website together with this video produced past times the festival. 

Buzzing on 'Surf Culture' | BBSF 2014 from Byron Bay Surf Festival on Vimeo.

All photos courtesy of Byron Bay Surf Festival, Makala Smith together with Chelsea Palmer unless otherwise noted.