The Merimbula Classic has become much more than a surf event in 39 years. The four-day event at Merimbula's Main Beach has grown to encompass so much on the water, but also food, music and lifestyle.
Watch current and past world and Australian champions mix it with the locals on the beach, indulge in local oysters and produce at the now iconic "Taste of the Sapphire Coast" on Friday night and check out all the latest gear at Ford Oval, which lies just behind the dunes.
This year's event will be the 39th, making it the longest event of its kind in the world.
Our aim is to feed you, entertain you, and get you out wave sailing, kite surfing or SUPping in the best winds and waves available over the four day extravaganza.
During the four days all the latest in water sports equipment and accessories will be on display at the event site - Ford Park, so check out what's new for the summer. This is the biggest expo of SUP, Kite, Sailboard and Foil gear in Australia.
Pretty much every brand is represented with trade stands and demo gear, team riders to help and chat to, and a really cool "try it out" vibe. There is so much gear to try, right on the main beach and ready for you to get out there and experiencing the latest and greatest from all the brands.
This is an opportunity for sponsors to showcase their wares at the beginning of summer mid-way between Australia's population centres.
Off water activities are just as important as being out in the Waves. Our entertainment and socialising is world renowned and you need to be part of it.
Drinks in the beach tent every afternoon quickly turn into much much more. From Thursday night drinks at the pub, Friday night food and wine extravaganza and the Saturday night fancy dress party, you are ready for a little quieter night on Sunday for the awards ceremony.
The off-water stories each morning is a staple of the event, some sore heads and loads of coffee getting ready for a big day in the wind and waves.
No event parties like the Merimbula Classic
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