The Australian Open of Surfing  

Every year the world's top adrenaline-fuelled athletes converge at the birthplace of professional surfing, Manly Beach, Sydney, for the country's fiercest surf, skate and music event - The Australian Open of Surfing.
Over this nine-day event, the world's greatest surfers will ride the waves like mythical creatures and bring Manly Beach, Sydney's premier beach side destination, to life. Attendees will be able to be mesmerised by an exciting mix of athletes competing in QS6000 men's and women's WSL-sanctioned surf contests, two men's and women's world junior star-events.
The world-class skateboarding won't disappoint. Be ready to be impressed by the jumps and turns of the incredible skaters as cool music plays in the background.
After enjoying the glorious Australian sun, hopefully with lots of sunscreen on, the sand and the waves, head to the stage in the evening to enjoy live music. You can also take pleasure in art and fashion. And it's all free.
Everyone will come together to celebrate youth culture, innovation and athleticism at Manly Beach. There's plenty of things to see and do at Manly Beach. Indulge in over 40 activities and beaches, 130 bars, restaurants and cafes or explore over 200 shops and stores. As you stroll down sidewalk you'll be able to get an iced coffee, smoothie or win a jet ski from one of the countless stalls that line the beach.
Surfing, skateboarding, art and Channel V concerts attract more than 160,000 people every year. You can get there by ferry from Sydney Circular Quay.
The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is an extension of the world's largest action sports festival, the US Open of Surfing. This annual event is owned and produce by IMG and is held at Huntington Beach, California. The event aims at celebrating inclusion and creativity while inspiring the next generation of athletes and artists.
 
This year it runs from 25th Feb to 5th March, 2017. While waiting check out some cool surf pics from Bali on Wavedog
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