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Sydney Surf Pro

The World Surf League is excited to announce it will be returning to Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2022 with the Sydney Surf Pro Challenger Series event which will run at the iconic Manly Beach from May 17- 24.

The eight-day event will see 160 of the world’s best surfers battle it out at Manly Beach as they look to secure their spot on the 2023 Championship Tour (CT).

“We can’t wait to return to Sydney in 2022,” said WSL APAC General Manager Andrew Stark. “After an incredible one-off CT event at North Narrabeen this year and a strong debut Challenger Series event at Manly in 2020, to get back and continue our tradition at Manly is really exciting. Having one of only eight of the Challenger Series events globally at Manly is a testament to the importance of this place in the world of competitive surfing.”

The Sydney Surf Pro is supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

The second of three competitive tiers for the world’s best surfers, the 2022 WSL Challenger Series will feature 96-man and 64-woman fields, drawn from the seven WSL Regional Qualifying Series around the world. Challenger Series surfers will compete for a chance to advance to the elite WSL CT in 2023, with surfers counting their best five of eight results on the Challenger Series in hopes of finishing in the Top 10 men’s and Top 5 women’s spots by the end of the season.

The 2022 WSL Challenger Series will consist of eight events, beginning at Snapper Rocks on Australia’s Gold Coast, Australia from May 7 – 15 and concluding in Haleiwa, Hawai’i from November 26 – December 7.



17th May 2022 9:00am — 24th May 2022 5:00pm
Manly Beach, Manly NSW 2095
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