The Country Carnival is a significant event on the surf sports calendar every season. Held over the Australia Day weekend, it is a great opportunity to get away and enjoy all things surf with families, friends, and clubmates.
Last year, over 1300 competitors and their families descended on Bunbury for what can only be described as a ‘Festival of Surf’.
Earlier this year, SLSWA requested Expressions of Interest from our country clubs to host not only the 2023 carnival but also the 2024 carnival. We hope that determining the location of the 2024 carnival earlier than usual will provide all clubs with much-needed additional time to plan their attendance and secure accommodation, which can be difficult in any location over the Australia Day weekend.
Congratulations to Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club, which has been chosen to host the 2023 Country Carnival. Events and activities will commence on Friday 27th and conclude on Sunday the 29th of January 2023.
Bunbury SLSC has previously done an incredible job at hosting this Carnival, with the club offering a range of additional activities around the traditional Carnival and setting record attendance numbers.
In 2023, the Australia Day weekend is not a long weekend, with Australia Day falling on Thursday the 26th of January. With this in mind, the City of Bunbury is an ideal location for the two-day weekend given its relative proximity to the metropolitan area, easing the travel requirements for most participants.
Please book your accommodation as soon as possible. Although both Bunbury and the surrounding South West region have a broad range of accommodation options, the region is very popular. Accommodation bookings can be made at Bunbury Geographe.
Congratulations to Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club, which has been chosen to host the 2024 Country Carnival to be held over the Australia Day long weekend commencing Friday the 26th of January through Sunday the 28th of January 2024.
2024 represents a welcome return to the Mid-West Region. Whilst Geraldton are the primary host of the Carnival, they have the support of the entire region, with support also being provided by both the Dongara Denison and Champion Bay Surf Life Saving Clubs.
For those unfamiliar with the Mid-West, it offers a range of surf conditions and a number of locations allowing the clubs to present a carnival that meets the varying requirements of the many competitive disciplines and age groups participating and allowing for the prevailing weather conditions at the time. There is also a range of back of beach recreational and accommodation options available in the greater City of Geraldton.
For those of you who have attended the Geraldton Country Carnival, you’ll already know that you’re in for what will be a wonderful and memorable event.
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