Surfest is the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere. The event attracts over 700 national and international competitors, from more than twelve countries.

This year, we’re proud to sponsor the Sanbah Cadet Cup, taking place March 9 – 10, 2019.

The Sanbah Cadet Cup will run at South Bar Beach, Newcastle and is a great opportunity for young, emerging male and female surfers (aged 16 and under) to gain invaluable contest experience.

To celebrate our sponsorship of the Sanbah Cadet Cup at Surfest this year, we're giving away a Sanbah prize pack to one lucky winner. To enter, post a photo taken at the Sanbah Cadet Cup this Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th of March and use the hashtag #uninewcastle. Our favourite photo wins! Winner drawn on Monday 11th March. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF, 99KB).

We are excited to be able to support young people in chasing their dreams, and to help showcase the beautiful city of Newcastle to the world.

We wish all competitors the best of luck!

Sanbah Cadet Cup 2019 | Presented by the University of Newcastle, Australia
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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.