Sydney Surf Pro kicks off

One of Australia’s iconic surf destinations, Manly Beach, is hosting around 200 of the world’s best surfers from today, for the inaugural Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. Among the Aussie women to be taking to the water are Laura Enever, Macy-Jane Callaghan and Kobie Enright, while the men include World Championship Tour 2017 Rookie of the Year Connor O’Leary, Mitch Coleborn and Dion Atkinson.

All up, there will be surfers from 20 nations, including Brazil, the US and Japan, and they’ll compete in a number of local, junior and World Surf League Qualifying Series 6000 events.

Vissla Sydney Surf Pro is a community-based event, from February 24 to March 4, that celebrates surfing’s unique place in Australian sport and culture. Along with the action in the water, the Pro will also include a Lifeline surfing event highlighting the benefits of the sport for mental health, along with surfboard shaping demonstrations (Feb 27-March 4) and a VW Kombi Rally (March 3).

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