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HomeLatest NewsThousands expected to visit Manly for Surf Pro next May

Thousands expected to visit Manly for Surf Pro next May

The Sydney Surf Pro will return to Manly from 14-24 May next year – COVID willing.

The World Surf League’s Challenger Series event was postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions limiting the WSL schedule.

Crowd at the 2019 Vissla Manly Surf Pro at Manly Beach, NSW, Australia.

WSL today announced its global event calendar for 2022, with the Sydney Surf Pro to include the Pro Juniors and Pro Trials ahead of the main Challenger Series event.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said major international events would play a key role in rebooting the State’s visitor economy.

“The Sydney Surf Pro celebrates the features of our city and lifestyle that make Sydney an unforgettable destination to visit, and we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of athletes, officials and supporters to enjoy Manly next May.”

Member for Manly James Griffin said it would be a great chance to showcase our coastline and local hospitality to visitors and those watching via the broadcast, and I know the community is excited for the event to return in May 2022,” Mr Griffin said.

“Manly has a long, proud history as an Australian surf capital for board riders of all abilities, from amateurs riding their first waves at local surf schools to the world’s best, who have been competing here since the first world championship in 1964.”

Jesse Mendes BRA at the 2019 Vissla Manly Surf Pro at Manly Beach, NSW, Australia.

WSL Asia Pacific General Manager Andrew Stark said many of the sport’s rising stars would be likely to compete at the event, looking to earn a place on the coveted Championship Tour.

“Manly is a fantastic backdrop for this important event on the WSL Challenger Series calendar. The beach is stunning, it’s accessible for fans, and the athletes and officials love to visit Sydney to enjoy the scenery, the icons, the Harbour and the full visitor experience,” Mr Stark said.

For more information on the WSL 2022 calendar, go to worldsurfleague.com.


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