The inaugural Port Alfred Easter Festival is approaching quickly, and we wanted everyone to know what is happening in Port Alfred over the Easter weekend. 29 March – 1 April.


The Port Alfred Easter Festival is Justin Bekker’s brainchild. Furthermore, he is the chairperson of the Sunshine Coast Tourism Board’s Tourism Events Subcommittee. So, it is a multi-sports and music festival with 15 events lined up over the four days of Easter. 

The events are: 

 1. The Rip Curl GromSearch and the 

 2. Rip Curl Cup, with both contests presented by The Royal St Andrews Hotel. 

 3. The South African Bodyboarding Challenge.

 4. The Species Spectacular Easter Fishing Competition

 5. Port Alfred parkrun.

 6. The Cycle Asylum 10km Fun Ride

 7. The Marina Easter Swim

 8. Sunshine Coast Open Tennis Tournament

 9. Sunshine Coast Junior Tennis Tournament

 10. Easter 2 Ball Alliance Golf Tournament

 11. Sunshine Coast Open Pairs Bowls Tournament

 12. Port Alfred Easter Croquet Tournament

 13. Nemato Change A Life Handball

 14. Wharf Street and Van Der Riet Street Market

 15. Bands At The Beach Music Festival In Aid Of NSRI

The full calendar can be viewed HERE.


Port Alfred Easter Festiva

Local surfer Lily Heny © Louis Wulff


The events, contests, races, tournaments and competitions are happening all over Port Alfred. Furthermore, the surf and bodyboarding events are split between East Beach and West Beach. Other venues include the Port Alfred Tennis Club, the Marina, the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, the Port Alfred Bowls and Croquet Club, Guido’s, the deep ocean for fishing and the streets of Port Alfred for the cycling.  


Port Alfred Easter Festiva

Royal Port Alfred Golf Course


“I have wanted to do something of this magnitude for quite some time now,” said Justin Bekker, adding, “The goal of the Easter Festival is to bring people into our wonderful town, to explore and experience what we have to offer, to enter some fun events, and to listen to some great live music. In the process, we aim to put Port Alfred on the map as an amazing venue to host events and as a serious destination for people to visit and enjoy our town, restaurants, beaches and sports clubs. We have planned for a minimum three-year project, and we hope this festival becomes a permanent fixture and a highlight on many calendars for athletes, holidaymakers and spectators across the country.”


Port Alfred Easter Festiva

Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club


The Port Alfred Easter Festival is presented by Sunshine Coast Tourism. 

The Rip Curl GromSearch and the Rip Curl Cup are both presented by The Royal St Andrews Hotel and supported by Sea Harvest,

The Fun Cycle is presented by Cycle Asylum and Round Table 177 Port Alfred.

The Species Spectacular Fishing Tournament is presented by Buco

The Royal Port Alfred Golf Club 2-ball Alliance is presented by Buildit. 

The Marina Easter Swim is hosted by Halyards Hotel and presented by Edge Finance. 

There will be free high-speed WiFi at the beach events, sponsored by LinkOnline.

The Surf and Bodyboard Tournaments have Port Alfred NSRI Station 11 doing water safety.  



NSRI Station 11 in action.


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