03 Jan

Australian Open of Surfing 2014

Tiago Pires, AOS - Manly

Tiago Pires at the AOS – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

Sydney is home to some of the most iconic surf beaches in Australia. Couple this with Manly‘s fantastic cultural scene and you get the coolest event of the summer, the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing, from February 8 to 16, 2014.

This nine-day event brings together the worlds of surfing, action sports, skateboarding, music, art and fashion. Artists, sportspeople and keen watchers are all welcome to join in the fun, and entry is free.

See international acts Birds of Tokyo, The Presents, Illy and Delta Riggs as some of the headlining acts for the beach party.

Last year’s surf winner, Sally Fitzgibbons, is an Aussie local and can’t wait for the 2014 event. One of her favourite parts of competing was the fact that while she was lining up to compete, she could see other athletes flying out of the skate bowl, and enjoy the atmosphere created by the thousands of fascinated fans.

AOS Sally Fitzgibbons

AOS Sally Fitzgibbons – Image Credit Purple Collective

Matt Banting, Australian and winner of the surfing men’s division in 2013, will also be back for more in 2014, ready to wow the crowds and give the title another shot.

Matt Banting - AOS

Matt Banting at the Australian Open of Surfing – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

Don’t miss out on this chance to get your fill of surfing, skating, great musical acts and more in Manly this summer. Book in your accommodation with some friends, check out the Sydney cultural scene at the home of modern Aussie surfing, and don’t forget the camera to capture all the memories!

Joel Parkinson - AOS

Joel Parkinson at the AOS – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

Josh Kerr at the AOS

Josh Kerr at the AOS – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

AOS - Manly Beach

AOS – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

AOS - Manly Beach

AOS – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

AOS Crowds

AOS – Image Credit Purple Collective

Australian Open of Surfing - Manly

Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach – Image Credit Ian Bird Photography

Peter Haroldson

Born and raised in the harbour city, Peter Haroldson has his finger on the pulse of all things Sydney - and he can't wait to share his tips, tricks and secrets with you!

As a culture vulture, you can often find him checking out the latest theatre productions, concerts and art exhibits - but this doesn't mean he doesn't like getting out and about in the great outdoors too! When Peter's not writing travel articles for Sydney.com, you can usually find him hitting the surf at Bondi or Coogee. Peter also loves seasonal events, so make sure you check his posts throughout the year to find out what's coming up next in Sydney!

From up and coming events to the latest guides on what's hot in Sydney, Peter's updates will ensure you always have plenty to do during your next visit to the NSW capital.

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