- Friday, 02 March 2018 10:20
Manly, Australia was lucky to have Joel Parkinson visit the 2018 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro Competition this past week. Joining him in his three day stay at Manly Beach was his wife, Monica Parkinson and three children.
During their time here the Parkinson’s family enjoyed some of the popular activities that Manly has to offer, “The kids love to go for a bike ride, which is something we generally do as a family. We often hire bikes and cruise along the beach front down to Shelly Beach and stop in at The Boathouse for a feed and coffee.”
Aside from catching the surf, taking photos and chatting with local fans, the Parkinson’s travelled like pros by privately snorkeling Manly’s great underwater world. They also enjoyed many local cafes and restaurants, such as Ora, The Bower, Hugos and The Pantry.
Joel and his family are no strangers to the Manly area, “Manly is our favorite spot to stay when we come to Sydney, we love it… So much fun to be had,” and they are more than welcome to visit back.
The Parkinson’s presence is one of the ways this year’s Vissla Surf Pro has been a smashing success!
Taking place during the @visslasurf #sydneysurfpro @manlyaustralia
Thanks to @surfing_nsw @sydney @beachescouncil @wsl @destination_nsw