Ride The Wave - Ride The Wave Festival 2023 Archive

Ride The Wave

The Ride the Wave Festival established in 2021 has become an annual fundraising event for Make A Difference PMQ (M.A.D) that showcases our region to the wider community whilst advocating for the disadvantaged and marginalised. Hosted at Town Beach Port Macquarie the inaugural festival was successful in raising funds to complete the M.A.D food van and contributed towards an accompanying food trailer. M.A.D is a local not for profit charitable organisation who raised the funds to bring the Orange Sky Laundry Van to the Hastings region. Since then we have raised enough money to purchase a food and coffee van to help feed the disadvantaged and less fortunate in our community.

We are excited to team with Surfing NSW and Port Macquarie Hastings Council to bring the Ride the Wave Festival to Port Macquarie once again.

In 2022 the festival will include competitions for short and long board surfing and a skate and scooter comp. In addition, a Battle of the Bands style competition will also take place. This will culminate in a ticketed music festival titled Ride the Soundwave, that includes free market stalls, food vendors and family activities in the skate park precint. A special addition to this festival is the over 18s “Barrel Room” beer garden provided within the ticketed Ride the Sound Wave area.

100% of the entry fees will be donated to the “Make a Difference Mobile Food Van Service” to support people experiencing homelessness in our local area and also domestic violence services within our region. Ride the Wave aims to raise over $20,000 annually.

Follow our social media pages and keep an eye on web page updates for information regarding the RIDE THE WAVE FESTIVAL 2022, June 18th – 19th & 24th – 26th.


(18th – 19th & 24th – 26th June)

Ride The Wave Pro Presented By Coastline Credit Union,

HER Wave And Men And Women At Work In Partnership With Surfing NSW.

Surfers From Across The State Will Compete For A Coveted Placing In The Annual RTW Pro.

We Thank Port Macquarie Hastings Council For Supporting This Regional Event.

LONGBOARD EVENT (Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th June 2022)

SHORTBOARD EVENT (Friday 24th – Sunday 26th June 2022)


NRMA Breakwall Holiday Park, Rydges and Sails are proud partners of RTW Pro and have kindly offered a 10% discount to all competitors while staying for RTW. 



Saturday 25th June (8:00am – 3:30pm)

The Ride the Wave Festival Skate & Scooter Competition presented by Inner Vision Surf & Skate, HEM Property and Parrey’s Skatepark & Scooter Shop welcomes all entries.

Registration is open from Monday, 7th March to Monday, 30 May 2022.

Skate and Scooter riders from across the state will compete for a coveted placing in the annual RTW Skate and Scooter Comp. We thank Port Macquarie Hastings Council for supporting this regional event.



Saturday 25th (10:00am – 9:30pm) & Sunday 26th June (10:00am – 5:30pm)

Ride the Soundwave is a two day music festival held within the Ride the Wave Festival itself with live music incorporating national headliners with a mixture of local bands, solo artists and DJs. In addition, ‘Live Set’ a Solo Acoustic Battle of the Bands style competition advocating for new regional music in our area will also take place.

Across two mammoth days Ride the Sound Wave 2022 will host Oz rock royalty British India, Jebediah, Dallas Crane, The Casanovas, End of Fashion, feature indie rock queens Clews, and acoustic sensation Gaudion and Dusty Boots in the beautiful surrounds of Town Beach Port Macquarie as part of the broader Ride the Wave Festival hosted by local charity Make a Difference PMQ.

The festival aims to support and strengthen youth culture and regional tourism whilst advocating for the marginalised and disadvantaged in the local community.



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