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EVENTS // Events

The 2010 Manly Festival of Surfing presented by Global Surf Industries invites you to embrace the Australian board riding culture, both past and present, amidst four days of every style of surf contests, kombis, music, art, film, and fashion.

The 2010 event is anticipated to attract over 20,000 festival goers over a 4-day period, with the opportunity to see all events up close and personal!

‘Wave out of Water’ by Peter Collins

Hero Peter “Beatle” Collins has taken out the Emerging Artist Prize at the inaugural Sculpture at Sawmillers event held on the edge of Sydney Harbour…

And now festival goers can enjoy his works, with the sculptured piece titled ‘Wave out of Water’ on display during the Manly Festival of Surfing.

Peter ‘Beatle’ Collins

Title: Wave out of Water

Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.6 x 2m high

Materials: Steel concrete, mesh, sticks

Manly Wharf Forecourt


Ed Worland and The Green Teas at Manly Fishos

Friday 19 November 8pm

Growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ed Worland has always been close to the ocean. Having surfed since he can remember, Ed is true a waterman at heart, and his love for sea flows through his music.

A varied blend of loose blues, campfire acoustic, rock and light reggae music,

Ed is joined by his band The Green Teas, extending his talents into heavier blues and pure reggae with the help of a guitar-bass-drum trio.

Playing their last gig at Fishos, the night will kick off with ‘Kenna Donovan, followed by James Willing and Ashton Tremain, with Ed Worland and the Green Teas finishing in style.

Ticket are $10, available on the door from 8pm.

Manly Fishos

270 Pittwater Rd, Manly

Visit Ed Worland


Live Music @ Old Manly Boatshed

Good live music and comedy seems even better when it’s performed in a dimly lit basement club, the Old Manly Boatshed is one of our favorite top spots for entertainment.

Thursday 18 November 9pm – The Geoff Achison Band

Friday 19 November 9pm – Penny & The Mystics

Saturday 20 November 10:30pm – Funkshui

Sunday 21 November 9pm – The Mixed Nuts

Old Manly Boatshed

40 The Corso, Manly


Sprout Daily Exhibition Opening Drinks

At Sprout Daily, the mission is simple: to fill your inbox each day with images of liquid perfection, and when Huey’s not up to his best, just bring a smile to your dial with images of all things Manly.

The ‘Seasons’ exhibition is a retrospective exploration of Sprout’s photographic images from 2010…. through the lens of Sprout Daily, observed during the different seasons and moods of Manly’s surfing and seaside lifestyle.

So come along to check out Sprout’s images for opening drinks at The Cartel, or pop in any day during the festival for viewing.

And keep an eye out… highly likely Sprout will be there waiting for you in the line-up in the morning, clicking away….

Take your time and enjoy.

6-8pm Thursday 18 November

Belgrave Cartel

6 Belgrave St, Manly. (02) 9976 6548

Sprout Daily


The competition will be fierce amongst the big names of surfing as more than 10 entries from each of Manly’s Surf businesses compete for the chance to take the glory of ‘Manly’s No. 1′ team!

Shop Challenge Tag

The Layback Lounge

Let the breeze flow, and enjoy some down time in our open air retro lounge!

Jag a spot on the velour sofa, and read up on the latest mags from Surfing World and the Kurungabaa journal.

Grab a guitar and strum some tunes, or sing along with some local musicians as they drop in and hang out….

Located in the thick of the action on The Corso, watch out for some legendary faces keen to sit down and relax for a chat with the masses from 9am – 6pm Fri – Sun as long as the sun is shining!

Hang, Read, Strum & Chat…… The Layback Lounge

Occy Lounges 3

‘WoMANLY’ Surf Art & Design

A fascination for vintage fabrics are the inspiration behind a range of ‘WoManly’ surf designs by Dutch local Manly Artist Angela van Boxtel.

‘I love exploring the nostalgia of a surf era only known to me out of movies and magazines’. A small selection of the Artist’s work is on show at the Red Earth Café during the festival.

Red Earth Café

Short Street Plaza, Manly

For more information: ‘WoMANLY’ Surf Art & Design

Angela Womanly Be the Wind Angela van Boxtel

Rockpools captured by Jack Cochrane’s vivid photographs

Manly Art Gallery & Museum is the venue for a compelling exhibition of extreme close-up underwater photography by Jack Cochrane highlighting the beautiful creatures living in marine rock pools.

Using underwater macro lenses and natural light, Jack explores Sydney’s marine rock pools to capture vivid, richly coloured patterns and striking close-up perspectives of the world of sea anemones, bluebottles, jellyfish and algae.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm throughout the festival

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

West Esplanade Reserve, Manly.

For information visit Manly Art Gallery

Jack Chochrane Art

Live Music @ Das Kaffeehaus

Friday 19th November 7-10 pm

” Ziggy “  An acoustic duo preforming a lively infusion of orginal storytelling mixed with interpretations of classic covers with a percussion twist.

Sunday Session - 21 November  

12-2pm ” Ed Worland ” A varied blend of loose blues,campfire acoustic and folk.

3-5 PM ” James Willing ” An infusion of ballad style surf rock mixed with Reggae bounce tracks. A soulful experience!

Das Kaffeehaus

5b Market Lane (opposite Manly Library)



Local Surfers have donated their old surfboards, which have been recycled into colourful chalkboards!

Pick up a piece of chalk and draw on one of the Surf Chalk Boards at Manly’s Ocean Beach front. This is a fun art activity for children & their families.

Creative surfies waiting around to ride their next wave are also encouraged to show their skills on the ‘board’

Sunday 21 November at North Steyne Beach

For more information visit www.angelavanboxtel.com