Clint Guest at picture perfect Caba on the Tweed during the 2017 SAE Group Australian Surf Festival. Pic: Ethan Smith / Surfing Australia
10 August 18
Australian Surf Festival is on from Saturday, August 11 on the Tweed Coast with another bumper field set to contest both divisions.
Cabarita Point is the likely venue for competition with the Tweed point break set to provide perfect conditions for surfers in the Longboard and Logger divisions.
Multiple Australian Champion Clint Guest is ready for the challenge after a month of training at home on the Sunshine Coast. A former Burleigh local, Guest is more than familiar with the Tweed region and the many different waves it has on offer.
Guest, who surfed in his first SAE Group Australian Surf Festival at age fifteen, has competed for twelve years straight against some of the biggest names in Aussie and world longboarding and expects 2018 to be no different.
“Guys like Dane Pioli and Nic Jones will be the biggest threat to my title chase. I have heard rumours of a couple of other household names who may be in the draw as well which would be great to see.”
Guest will be chasing his third Australian Title when the SAE Group Australian Surf Festival gets underway.
- Report by Ethan Smith / Surfing Australia
2018 SAE Group Australian Surf Festival – Tweed Coast, NSW, August 10-27
– Opening Ceremony – August 10
– Australian Longboard Titles – August 10-18
– Australian Logger Titles – August 11-18
The 2018 SAE Group Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Destination Tweed, SAE Group, North Star Holiday Resort, bcu, Hydralyte Sports, Hyundai, the Australian Institute of Sport, NBN, mySURF.tv, 2XP Elemental Protection, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.