Vissla Sydney Surf Pro returns to Manly in 2019

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Australia’s home of surfing, Manly Beach, will once again play host to the world’s surfing elite when the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro returns in 2019. If you’re a local business, board rider club or just a real lover of all things surfing, mark the 16-24th of March in your calendar, because there’s no way you’ll want to miss seeing some of the world’s best surfers, back on our very own Manly Beach!

The event, which combines a men’s and women’s World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 with a WSL Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) event, has been secured for another year by the NSW Government.


 “This year’s event was a huge success, and having fought for the funding I am thrilled to have secured it again for 2019,” the Member for Manly James Griffin said.

He says it was the community that secured it, having demonstrated their passion and commitment to pro surfing in Manly in this year’s event.


Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the event would attract surfers, their support teams and fans from around Australia and the world.

“In 2019 we expect more than 700 overnight visitors to travel to Manly for the event, injecting around $650,000 into the local visitor economy,” Mr Marshall said.

“The Member for Manly has been a huge advocate in securing this event again for his local community, and I applaud his dedication to the sport and the State’s visitor economy.”


Surfing NSW Chief Executive Officer Luke Madden said the event would bolster an already blockbuster schedule of surfing events in NSW.

“The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro truly is one of the jewels in the crown for NSW surfing. With the idyllic backdrop of Manly Beach and the playful waves we’ve seen in previous years, we predict that the 2019 event will be the perfect finale to another massive summer of surf events,” Mr Madden said.


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