Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017
More than 300 athletes are taking part in Australian Open of Surfing which commences today at Manly Beach. The Surfing event also features Whale Beach’s surfing up-and-comer, Cedar Leigh-Jones who has Olympic Gold in her sights.
The Australian Open of Surfing at Manly welcomes world-class surfers including 2016 women’s world surfing champion Tyler Wright and Aussie surfing superstar Julian Wilson alongside reigning International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) park terrain World Champion Alex Sorgente and contest hopefuls Chris Russell and Curren Caples.
Destination NSW, CEO Sandra Chipchase said Manly was one of the State’s most iconic destinations.
She said, “Manly will host three Olympic disciplines in just four weeks. Visitors and fans will get to watch top athletes in an exciting beach location that offers high quality restaurants, waterfront hotels and a range of visitor attractions. These events offer a great reason to visit NSW and explore Manly.”
Not only will visitors enjoy world class skateboarding and surfing, they can also see Australia and the world’s best volleyball players compete when Volleyfest, Australia’s biggest beach volleyball competition since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games takes place in March.