This weekend saw the opening of an annual surf festival in the town I live in.
Now I am not a surfer but I love watching people surf.
Surfing represents the life of freedom to me. Maybe that is because my nephew has traveled much of the globe surfing. My brother also surfed and so do many of my friends.
Surf Festival – Noosa 23rd Festival of Surfing
Noosa is a holiday resort town on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia. The surf festival has a lot of fun events including surfing dogs.
The surf festival lasts for 8 days.
There are more than 500 participants with the majority of our international entrants coming from the United States.
There are other teams from Japan, New Zealand, France, UK and New Caledonia.
We also have a busload of European backpackers that are competing in the Backpacker Challenge. There are 24 of them who had never surfed before they arrived here. They attended a surf clinic that ran for just a couple of days and they are up and surfing.
Most of the international entrants make it part of their vacation.
A little about Noosa
Noosa Main Beach while on the east coast of Australia faces north which means it is protected (for my friends in the northern hemisphere everything is upside down here).
The waves are not huge which makes it ideal for the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) which is very popular and part of the surf festival.
The beach is very beautiful and it is adjacent to a beautiful national park. Here are some photos I took yesterday.
This was the beach early in the day
The start of the national park
A couple of fun events included in the surf festival
Little Humid Costume Surf – this video is from the Noosa Festival of Surfing website.
By far the most popular event is the surfing dogs. We watched it late yesterday afternoon and here are some of the pictures.
Dogs patiently waiting
Here is a very short video also from the festival website.
The VetshopAustralia.com.au Dog Surfing Spectacular 2014
Surfing and Internet Lifestyle
Yesterday my husband and I had lunch in a restaurant on the beach then wandered down and watched the events.
I was filled with gratitude that we live in this beautiful place. I remember when we first visited Noosa and fell in love with the town. We dreamed one day we would live here.
At that time our reality was far from our current lifestyle. We lived in a city and even though we had our own business we did not have lifestyle freedom. We worked from our office premises for many hours each day and missed out on much of our kids’ lives when they were growing up.
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