This Sydney festival is a must for surfing and music lovers!

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Sun, surfing, skating and a sweet line-up of musical acts, the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is one event you definitely need to put in your diaries! The nine day competition runs from 7-15 February at Manly Beach and will be bringing world class surfing, skating and music to Sydney shores and we can’t wait to check it out! This year, the likes of Jagwar Ma, Vance Joy and San Cisco will take to the stage at this unique all-ages festival. The best thing of all? It’s totally free!

Of course, the stellar music isn’t the main event the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing. Legendary surfer Mick Fanning will lead a line up op of world-acclaimed male surfers. Some of the world’s top ranking female surfers will also be competing including Aussies Steph Gilmore, Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons and Laura Enever.

Meanwhile, world number one skater Pedro Barros will be entertaining the crowd on shore competing in the Beach Bowl.

While you’re in Manly, make sure you take time to check out some of the other awesome active and healthy adventures to be head on the north side. Click here to check our Sporteluxe edit of seven Manly must-dos!

The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing runs from 7-15 February.

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