February 8- 16, Hurley’s Australian Open of Surf commences at Manly Beach.
It’s really exciting to kick the season off close to home with the Australian Open at Manly. I always hold with me the great winning memories from the inaugural event and I will use this to inspire me for this year’s campaign. There is no better feeling than running out to perform in front of a home crowd and having them back you in every heat. The event creates such an electric atmosphere with all that’s going on in and around the surfing. I can’t wait for it all to get underway. – Sally Fitzgibbons
Photos by Rod Owen.