- Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:27
The biggest event of the summer is back Australian Open of Surfing 2017 kicks off at Manly Beach Saturday 25th February through to Sunday March 5th.
Surf Action includes the QS6000 Men's and Women's WSL-sanctioned surf contests and Sydney Grom Challenge kicking off Saturday 25th.
Headlining the surfing this year is 2016 Women’s world Tour Champion Tyler Wright and Mens World Tour Surfer Julian Wilson, along with big names Laura Enever, Sally Fitzgibbons, Jack Freestone and Josh Kerr.
New to AOS is the Vans Pro Park Series (VPS), the VPS Oceania Championships showcasing the very best park skateboarding from all over the world starting Monday 27th along with the Vans BMX Pro Cup starting Sunday 26th February.
This event not only showcasing the best of surf/skate/BMX, there will be loads of onsite action, including live artwork displays, food carts, merchandise and the chance to win some awesome prizes and giveaways!
The MTV Music stage is back again on Manly Beach, with two nights of FREE Live Music from Australian Music talents Hermitude, Elk Road, Jezabels and PLTS along with local DJs.
Local venues around Manly will also be hosting special events throughout the week, from surf film festivals, art exhibitions and live music!
This event is not to be missed! Bringing in over than 325,000 national and international visitors!
CLICK HERE for the full Australian Open of Surfing Beyond the Beach Entertainment Guide.
Highlights of this year’s event include:
Manly Market Place
Saturday 25th & 4th and Sunday 26th & 5th
Meander in the sunshine, lose yourself in intrigue; find yourself at Manly Market Place.
A local favourite these unique open-air markets showcase beach leisure, locally made crafts and fashion all set up in a family friendly fun environment!
Watsons Bay Beach Club
Beach Club located on Manly Beachfront
Monday- Friday: 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-10pm
Beach Club will be set up on the Manly Beachfront hosting Live Music, Live Art and Yoga along with food and beverages available throughout the day and evening including coconut cocktails, fish & Chips, Hawaiian Poke and Oysters!
Manly Inflatable Boat Race
South Steyne Manly Beach
10:30am Sunday 26th February
Manly’s biggest and brightest charity race! Hitting the waters will be participants you and old, in the very best and creative fancy dress costumes! There will be an array of inflatable rafts – from rubber duckies, unicorns, pineapples to giant thongs all racing along the 1km course from Shelley Beach back to shore.
Tickets are $45 per person and all proceeds raised will go to Tour De Cure and Camp Quality.
Hotel Steyne Riders Week
Hotel Steyne: 75 The Corso, Manly
All day, every day Saturday 25th February – Sunday 5th March
Hotel Steyne in collaboration with Volcom has a full line up of events running right through the week! There will be Live Music up in Moonshine, Skate Demos in the Beer Garden, Live Artwork from Volcom Legend Ozzie Wright, Trivia and loads of giveaways to be won!
Special events and promos happening every day!
Joel Coleman ‘From the Sea and Beyond’ Photography Exhibition
Beach Club and Joel Coleman Gallery – 1 Market Lane, Manly
Beach Club: 11am-10pm Gallery: 10am-5pm
Joel Coleman photographs the ocean and has done so for over 20 years. He is an adventurer, a story-teller and a creative who uses photography to share his perspective. Joel’s affinity with the water is evident in these highly emotive images which will be hanging in the Beach Club. All artworks available to order from Joel's award-winning gallery: Market Place, Manly.
Creatures of Leisure Surf Team Signing Event
Aloha Manly Style Surf Store – 44 Pittwater Road, Manly.
5-9pm Monday February 27th
Aloha Manly will be hosting a night of Ping Pong, Beers, Music and your chance to meet the Creatures of Leisure Surf Team.