An annual Noosa Festival of Surfing in Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia, brings together surfers from all over the world. Riders from under 15 to over 65, both men and women compete at picturesque Noosa beach. The festival features surf music, exhibitions, parties, and many exciting events. The Noosa Festival of Surfing was first held in 1992 at Noosa as an amateur surfing competition called the Noosa Malibu Classic. In 1996 a professional division was introduced, then SUP and World Tandem Surfing Championships were brought to Noosa. The current festival is organised by Noosa Malibu Club and World Surfaris and presented by Vonu Pure Lager, with the World Surf League presenting the Noosa Longboard Open in conjunction with the Noosa Festival of Surfing.
Men compete in such categories as Men’s 45 & Over, Men’s 55 & Over, Men’s 65 & Over, Junior Men’s U18 and Boys. In 2019 Noosa also launches WSL Longboard Tour to gather the world's best longboarders at First Point in the WSL Noosa Longboard Open from 7-10 March, part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing.
Women compete in categories for ages 35-50, 50 & Over, Junior Women U18Girls, and Women’s Logger ProTeams Challenge.
Beach entertainment is available to surfers and non-surfers. Dog-surfing with the VetShopAustralia.com.au is one of the most popular categories of the festival.