A swell time to be had at Scarborough’s Groundswell Surf Festival

A swell time to be had at Scarborough’s Groundswell Surf Festival

A CELEBRATION of surfing, skating and Scarborough’s youth will form part of the Groundswell Surf Festival on October 17.

The free event will include an open surf and body boarding competition, run by Surfing WA, and an all-board beginner’s competition to encourage everyone to get involved.

Event director Derek Gerrard said the success of last year’s festival meant the event could continue this year.

“We were stoked to see around 1500 people come down to the event last year and with so much great feedback decided to make the Groundswell Surf Festival an annual event on the Scarborough calendar,” he said.

“With the new development taking place in the area we are keen to make sure we contribute with a free community event that targets the youth surfing and skate culture.”

Located at the southern end of the Amphitheatre at Scarborough, the festival will also include live bands, activities such as a mechanical surfboard, surf waterslide, surf artwork, bungee run, photo-booth, food and drink vendors and market stalls from local brands.

The City of Stirling, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, Lottery West and C3 Church Scarborough are funding the event with support from sponsors Headspace, the National Youth Mental Foundation and Surfing WA.

Groundswell Surf Festival is at the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre from 8am.