Noosa Malibu Classic grew from a weekend contest in 1992 to the current 9-day event with film, art, music & parties running parallel to the surfing. The Festival attracts legends, pros and amateurs from across the nation & around the globe. Surfing First Point’s world-class longboard wave with only 5 others in the water is good enough reason for most.

The wider community enjoys the spectacle and the town benefits from thousands of visitors. Sharing of our surfing culture, pageantry & heritage has become as important as the competition. Many people are responsible for getting it to its 25th successful year.

A Brief History
1992
Pradella runs 1st 2-day Noosa Malibu Classic at First Point
1996
John Lee introduces Pro Men; Hawaii’s Bonga Perkins wins; 4-days
1997
Tandem exhibition draws crowds
1998
Lee, Jarratt & Brasen build Festival onto club Pro-Am; Breaka naming sponsor
1999
Pro Women, Over 55 added; Greg Noll Legends Reunion hosted
2000
Lee hands over to Fuz & Di C; Noserider & junior Girls included
2002
Teams Event & Paddle Race introduced; 5-day event
2003
Retro Groove & Future Legends
2005
Gilroys take it on; Surf dancing makes a debut: Tandem display returns
2007
Innis & team build a crescendo; Stand up Paddle Surfing introduced; Club wins ALB Peer Pole Award
2008
USM run 7-day event; GSI main sponsor; Festival Village evolves
2009
Phil Jarratt back at helm; 8-days with full social calendar
2002
20th year of Festival; Barefoot Ball; 9-days with corporate involvement; Family & Teams challenges

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