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Ride the Wave Festival

🏄 Ride The Wave Pro
🎶 Ride The Soundwave
👨‍👩‍👧 Family Fun Day

Ride The Wave Festival
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April 2023

This year Ride The Wave Festival is jam-packed with live music, family fun, market stalls, food vendors, and some of the hottest surfing the region has to offer.

“Looking back, it’s amazing to see what we put together for Ride The Wave 2022. It was an epic three days of pro surfing, skate and scooter competitions, an incredible lineup of local and national music artists, as well as a real buzz around the market stalls. Planning is well underway for Ride The Wave 2023, and we are looking forward to creating more memories and a more hands-on festival experience … it’s going to be huge, so make sure you get on board!”

The annual fundraising event for M.A.D PMQ, Ride The Wave Festival showcases our region to the broader community whilst advocating for the disadvantaged and marginalised. All money raised goes back to our Mid North Coast community.

This year the festival features a junior-division surf competition, market stalls, food vendors, a family fun zone and an all-ages live music festival.

Whilst the music festival is a ticketed event, free access to market stalls, food vendors and family activities will be made available to the general public in and around the Port Macquarie Skate Park and Breakwall HQ Café & Kiosk across the weekend.

Ride The Wave Junior Surf Pro

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April 2023

The 2023 Ride The Wave (RTW) Junior Surf Pro is proudly presented by Coastline Credit Union and Inner Vision Surf N Skate, in partnership with Surfing NSW.

Surfers from across Australia will compete for a coveted place in the Annual RTW Junior Surf Pro.

Ride The Wave Festival is considered a 3-star event with 3500 Junior Rankings points up for grabs.

Registrations open Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 5 pm, and close Monday 20 March 2023 at 5 pm.

Age Divisions

  • Under 18 Boys
  • Under 18 Girls
  • Under 16 Boys
  • Under 16 Girls
  • Under 14 Boys
  • Under 14 Girls
  • Under 12 Boys
  • Under 12 Girls
RTW Surf

Ride The Soundwave

Saturday 29 April 2023

Ride The Soundwave Music Festival is a ticketed all-ages event on the Ride the Wave Festival line-up, featuring a mix of indie, folk and rock acts.

Artist Lineup 2023

  • Boy & Bear
  • The Waifs
  • Busby Marou
  • Tullara
Ride the Soundwave Music Festival 2023

The festival is run by the local charity Make a Difference (M.A.D) which supports marginalised people in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. Ride The Soundwave will help raise some much-needed funds to help with the work they undertake feeding and supporting those in need, as well as creating awareness. 100% of entry fees go directly to the M.A.D PMQ charity.

Family Fun Day

Sunday 30 April 2023

Don’t be surprised if you pop down for a quick look and end up enjoying the whole day!

Water Activities

Discover all the fun water activities available for your family to enjoy on the Mid North Coast, there’s something for everyone.