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Epic final battle between Julian Wilson & Ryan Callinan in the Burton Automotive Pro in

Epic final battle between Julian Wilson & Ryan Callinan in the Burton Automotive Pro in Newcastle yesterday arvo. They finished the final on equal points with Julian taking the win with the highest individual wave score of the heat. Photos from @surfestnewcastle…

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Congrats to Bronte Macaulay winner of the Doyle Partners Womens Pro division of Surfest in

Congrats to Bronte Macaulay winner of the Doyle Partners Womens Pro division of Surfest in Newcastle. Todd “Blinky” Blatchford & her dad Dave are chairing her up the beach. Second photo from the presentation by @throwingbuckets.com.au…

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Final weekend of Surfest is underway at Merewether Beach in Newcastle

Final weekend of Surfest is underway at Merewether Beach in Newcastle. Champions will be crowned in the @burtonautomotive Pro & Doyle Partners women’s Pro. Check out the @barrelledfestival at the beach too. A huge range of local produce,…

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A shot of Warren Smith & Wendy Botha on stage today launching the 2020 Surfest

A shot of Warren Smith & Wendy Botha on stage today launching the 2020 Surfest Wonen’s Pro. This event is totally crowd funded by Newcastle based business who all put in an equal amount of money. All the names go in a barrel & one is drawn out…

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A 6’1″ 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin for Kim Burton & Maitland / Port Stephens

A 6’1″ 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin for Kim Burton & Maitland / Port Stephens Toyota. Kim sponsors the Burton Automotive Pro event at Surfest in Newcastle every year. The main event kicks off this week & concludes next Sunday. Every year…

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Newcastle artist Daniel Joyce working at the beach during The Burton Automotive Pro airbrushing a

Newcastle artist Daniel Joyce working at the beach during The Burton Automotive Pro airbrushing a shot of me from 1978. It was taken by Dan Merkel while I was shaping in Dick Brewers room at Chuns Reef on the North Shore. Daniel paints epic waves, line ups…

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During the Burton Automotive Pro Head honcho Warren Smith was presented with a Freeman Of

During the Burton Automotive Pro Head honcho Warren Smith was presented with a Freeman Of The City award by Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes. This award is very rarely given out & to receive one is a serious honour recognising your contributions…

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Two 6’0″ Bushranger models made especially for The Burton Automotive Pro event at Surfest in

Two 6’0″ Bushranger models made especially for The Burton Automotive Pro event at Surfest in Newcastle. One of them is on display at the event site today & tomorrow. You can buy a ticket in a Raffle to win it. The deck graphic is a full length…

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Finals weekend for the Maitland & Port Stephens Toyota Pro event which is on at

Finals weekend for the Maitland & Port Stephens Toyota Pro event which is on at Merewether Beach in Newcastle. Burton Automotive (Burton Toyota, Maitland & Port Stephens) is the major sponsor of the event. @throwingbucketsmagazine @burtonautomotive…

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Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Tom Carroll & I, March 7, 1999, Surfest Expression Session, Newcastle

Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Tom Carroll & I, March 7, 1999, Surfest Expression Session, Newcastle Beach. The beach was absolutely packed with spectators & I have great memories of an hour in the water with these 3 guys. This was the second one that…

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