Culburra to host inaugural beach surf bash

Culburra Beach's Ty Watson. Photo: WSL/BENNETT
Culburra Beach's Ty Watson. Photo: WSL/BENNETT

CULBURRA Beach is the birthplace of world-class surfers Owen, Tyler and Mikey Wright, and home of the successful and competitive Culburra Beach Boardriders Club. 

This year makes history as the South Coast village hosts its first official tournament - The Culburra Beach Surf Bash – on May 13 and 14 – including a men’s open with a first prize of $2000.

The total prize pool goes down to the final eight, with a limited field of 32 surfers.

Entry fee is $60, first in best dressed, so get your entries in as soon as possible on their live heats link –

This is a great opportunity to spend the weekend surfing great waves, and checking out the local food, markets, music talent and more at the 2017 Burradise Festival.

"We are really excited to be hosting the inaugural Culburra Beach Surf Bash,” Culburra Beach Boardriders’ president Ty Watson said.

“The club has raised enough money to host the event, and I think it will be a great opportunity to bring new people to the town for the weekend and check out the laid-back vibe of our quiet coastal town, both to compete and just spectate and check out the festival.

“May is the best time of year as it brings many ground swell's and stiff offshore and perfect conditions.

“Hopefully this event will one day lead to a WSL world tour or world qualifying series competition.”

Tyler, Mikey and Owen Wright are honorary Culburra Beach Boardrider members and are hoping to be there on the weekend to support this event in their home town.

The local Boardriders Club was first officially formed in 2014, and in their first year competing came third at the Australian National Boardriders battle, and in 2016 finished Seventh.

Culburra Beach is turning on the surf this year, also hosting the 2017 Australian junior titles in November.

‘The Bash’ is part of the three day Burradise Festival that includes music, markets, art, food, culture, so make the trip for a chance at a huge prize pot as well as enjoy some cool coastal vibes.

Sunday at Warrain Beach will also host the Young Coasties Music Showcase for local 13 – 24 year olds who have been mentored for months and laid down their original tracks in our local studio, culminating in an album of bangers pumped out as the soundtrack to Sundays surf finals.