The Duke Festival is about more than just the sport of surfing; it’s about the culture of the beach and those who love the sand between their toes and salt in their hair.

The Duke Festival uses the sport and culture of surfing to raise pride in, and the perception of, the wider New Brighton area. It’s an event run entirely by local people who love their community.

In 2018 events include: an art gallery, school surf lessons, an outdoor movie night, kids art competition, a dinner and dance night, a surf board display and a huge number of NZ sanctioned surfing events all surfed right here under the pier.

Come along and enjoy the great atmosphere!