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EVENTS // Surf Events

Global Surf Industries invites you to embrace four days of surf, with shortboards, longboards, stand up paddleboards, kombis, music, art, film, fashion and every type of surfing contest or display imaginable.

Manly is a world renowned surf spot and breeding ground for world champions.

Grab your board and hit the water for any or all of the open sessions of night surfing, twin fin, young stars, and stand up paddle racing. If your surfing skills just don’t make the cut, grab a lilo and join the comedic inflatable boat race.

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GSI ONE DESIGN CONTEST

SPONSORED BY: Global Surf Industries

Here’s your chance to win a spot in the GSI Competition – the competition is open for surfers at any level. Show off your skills in front of a massive crowd of spectators! Or at the very least, come on down and scream and cheer in support for the amazing crew in the water.

Entries must be received by 5 November 2010 via the following site!

Thanks to our event partner Global Surf Industries!

GSI Boards
When: Thursday 18th November 3pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

JS INDUSTRIES JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS (under 18)

SPONSORED BY: JS Industries

Make sure you make it down to the beach to catch the next generation’s surf talent tear it up in the water as they go head to head, hard and fast!

Thanks to our event partner JS Industries!

Junior Girls
When: Friday 19th November 3:30 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

100 YEARS OF SURFING

SPONSORED BY:

Grab your board and hit the water after the official paddle out, to have a chilled surf and celebrate the opening event of the festival.

Take the time to recognise over 100 years of board riding history at Manly, the birthplaces of surfing in Australia.

100 years of surfing
When: Thursday18th November 5:30 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

DISABLED SURFERS SESSION

SPONSORED BY: Disabled Surfers Association

This is an amazing opportunity for people with all disabilities to surf up a storm on Manly Beach, coordinated by The Disabled Surf Association.

Disabled Surfers
When: Sunday 21st November 1 pm     Where: Manly Beach - South Steyne View Google Map

CUNNINGHAMS PROPERTY NIGHT SURFING

SPONSORED BY: Cunninghams Property

Come and experience the dark side of surfing under the stars as we light up Manly Beach for an expression session with some of Australia’s best. Then join in the show, with an open free-for-all session!

One of our biggest events last year… numbers have been restricted…. so get in quick, you don’t want to miss out!

Thanks to our event partner Cunninghams Property!

Night Surfing
When: Thursday 18th November 8:00 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

BAREFOOT COFFEE TWIN FIN

SPONSORED BY: Barefoot Coffee

The twin fin board offers an alternative style to surfing and has recently started regaining its popularity as more people are becoming interested in retro designed riding. Be sure to catch this event!

Thanks to our event partner Barefoot Coffee!

twin fin 2
When: Friday 19th November 1 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

THE STEYNE HOTEL LONGBOARDING

SPONSORED BY: The Steyne Hotel

Come and hang ten with the best of the beaches in the classic style of surfing! Watch as the gurus walk the plank, and pull some massive turns!

Thanks to our event partner The Steyne Hotel!

Longboarding
When: Saturday 20th November 11:00 am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

INFLATABLE BOAT RACE

SPONSORED BY:

A wacky event full of fun and excitement for everyone! Come with your inflatable float, valued under $50 in a fancy dress costume and you will be ready to race! Floats of various shapes and sizes are encouraged (pool ponies, animals, etc)!

Please read through the terms and conditions prior to entry.

Inflatable Boat Race
When: Sunday 21st November 10:00 am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

OCEANWORLD YOUNG STARS (Under 14)

SPONSORED BY: Oceanworld

This contest gives the young groms a chance to shine as they test the water and waves, to see if a future career in competitive surfing is their next calling!

Mum, dad and foamies are all welcome in the water.

Thanks to our event partner Oceanworld!

Young Stars
When: Saturday 20th November 3:00 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

RIP CURL KING & QUEEN OF THE BEACH

SPONSORED BY: Rip Curl

The most anticipated event of the festival, join the massive crowd as Manly’s ‘best of the beach’ local surfers battle it out for the converted title and yellow rashie for ‘King & Queen of the beach’.

Thanks to our event partner Rip Curl!

King & Queen of the Beach
When: Friday 19th November 8:00 am (heats) Sunday 21st November 9:00 am (finals)     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

STAND UP PADDLE RACE

SPONSORED BY:

Do you have the endurance and strength to master this exciting sport? Join in the fun and competition and see how quick you can paddle in a race for all to enjoy!

Stand Up Paddling
When: Saturday 20th November 10:00 am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

STAND UP PADDLE SURFING

SPONSORED BY:

Originating from Hawaii, StandUp paddle surfing, or Hoe he’e nalu, is an up-and-coming worldwide sport. Come watch as the pros master the surf with style on their massive boards!

Stand Up GSI Bouy
When: Saturday 20th November 8:00 am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

4 PINES BREWING CO. DECADES OF LEGENDS

SPONSORED BY: 4 Pines Brewing Co.
  • Men & Women
  • Exclusive Event
  • Invite Only

See Australia’s best industry legends from surf, film and shaping in addition to world title pros compete against legends of their own era… gearing up for the makings of a battle royale!

Thanks to our event partner 4 Pines Brewing Co.

Decades of Legends
When: Sunday 21st November 11:30 am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

SURF INDUSTRY TAG CHALLENGE

SPONSORED BY: Surfbet

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
When: Thursday 18th November 10:00am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

SURFBET MANLY CHALLENGE

SPONSORED BY: Surfbet

North Steyne Boardriders club and the Queenscliff Boardriders club have been breeding grounds for world-class surfers over the years. Come watch as these two competitive boardriding clubs go head to head as friendly foes in the challenge comeback!

Thanks to our event partner Surfbet!

Pipe Challenge
When: Friday 19th November 11:30 am     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

OLD MANLY BOATSHED TOOTHPICK DEMO

SPONSORED BY: Old Manly Boatshed

Come witness the traditional of the toothpick, a demonstration of board riding from a bygone era.

Thanks to our event partner the Old Manly Boatshed!

Toothpick
When: Sunday 21st November 12:30 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

SURFECTION TANDEM SURFING

SPONSORED BY: Surfection
  • Men & Women
  • Invite Only
  • Demonstration

Take a trip down the road of old school tandem surfing, and come watch as Australia’s best duos wow the crowd as they dance and pose airborne on their boards whilst catching some waves. There’s nothing else like it!

Follow Tandem Surfing Australia on facebook or visit their website for their lastest and news!

Thanks to our event partner Surfection!

Tandem Swan
When: Saturday20th November 2 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

WHARF BAR CELEBRITY SURFING

SPONSORED BY: Wharf Bar
  • Exclusive Event
  • Team Competition

Witness the stars of Surf, politics and TV compete in teams of coordinated talent!

This years event features the like of: Layne Beachley, Barton Lynch, Andrew Daddo, Lochie Daddo, Rod Kerr, Pete & Dave Evans, Mike Baird and Toby Abbott….

An entertaining event for all!

Thanks to our event partner Wharf Bar!

Celebrity Surfing Daddo Brothers
When: Sunday 21st November 2:00 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

SEAGLASS PROJECT FINLESS SURFBOARD DEMO

SPONSORED BY: Global Surf Industries

The Seaglass Project is changing the definition of what we ride, how we ride and where we will want to ride in the future.

Tom Wegener has been shaping and surfing for a long time, studying ancient Hawaiian shapes and design for decades and is bringing us a world of finless design concepts that are destined to change the face of modern surfing.

Thanks to our event partner Global Surf Industries!

Finless
When: Sunday 21st November 1:30 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map

QUIKSILVER AIR SHOW

SPONSORED BY: Quiksilver

Come witness modern power moves of an air show! You don’t want to miss this spectacular demonstration!

Thanks to our event partner Quiksilver!

Air Show
When: Sunday 21st November 1:00 pm     Where: Manly Beach View Google Map