The world’s top action-sports athletes are set to converge at the birthplace of professional surfing, Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia for the country's biggest-ever surf, skate and music event; The Australian Open of Surfing, presented by Hurley and Billabong.
The inaugural nine-day event will see an exciting mix of the world’s best surf athletes competing in 6-star men's and women's ASP-sanctioned surf contests, men's and women's pro junior star-events, a world-class skate bowl featuring the world’s best skateboarders and two live music concerts on the Channel [V] music stage. It's all happening from the 11th to 19th February, 2012 on Manly Beach, Sydney ... and it’s all free!
Working closely with Destination NSW and Manly Council, the event will showcase the best of Sydney’s unique beach lifestyle and vibrant youth culture via surf, skate, music and art.
11-19 February 2012, Manly Beach
The Essence of Hurley is based on a love of the ocean and its constant state of change. With deep roots in beach culture, the brand is all about inclusion and positivity. The brand was started with the idea of facilitating the dreams of the youth. Music and art are the common threads that bring us all together. Hurley is passionate about freedom of expression and the individual voice, placing a premium on smiles. Come into to the Hurley world and imagine the possibilities.
Billabong is an authentic surf-inspired youth lifestyle brand. Billabong designs and produces innovative and functional clothing, accessories and related products for a global customer base of boardriders and associated audiences. Billabong is also a major supporter of world-class athletes, artists and events that celebrate and promote boardsports and the wider youth culture.