Manly will host the World Surf League’s newest event – the Sydney Surf Pro – over the next three years.
Destination NSW has secured the event exclusively for Sydney as part of the new global WSL Challenger Series.
The WSL Sydney Surf Pro will include men’s and women’s events and is locked in for Manly from 2020 to 2022, with the first event to take place between March 8-14 next year.
“Manly staged the first-ever world championships in May 1964, and in March this year our iconic four-kilometre beach attracted 11-time world champion Kelly Slater to compete,” Member for Manly James Griffin said.
“Where better to kick off the WSL Challenger Series than in the hub of surf culture that is Manly?”
WSL Asia Pacific general manager Andrew Stark said Manly was the perfect host destination for the event as it has such a rich history in Australian and international surfing.
“Holding the inaugural WSL Challenger Series event here will continue this lineage of historical surfing moments which WSL is really excited about,” he said.
“We’re thrilled that Destination NSW have come on board to ensure Australia will have a stop on the newly announced WSL Challenger Series. We look forward to returning to Manly and delivering a fantastic and truly international event in Sydney.”