16 - 24 March

We're excited to be hosting and sponsoring the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro again in 2019, running 16 to 24 March on Manly Beach. The competition is the second main qualifying event of the World Surfing League (WSL) season.

See some of the world’s best surfers – including world champion surfer Kelly Slater and some of our very own – and get amongst the action at this major international surfing competition.

Events like this are the perfect opportunity for locals and visits to experience all that the Northern Beaches has to offer. Check out the many events Council is coordinating during the event for locals and visitors to enjoy:


Sustainable Surfing

Wednesday 20 March 

Are you a surfer or a shaper keen to reduce your board’s impact on the health of the ocean? Join us to learn about sustainability in the surf industry and what to look for in your next board.


Surf Photography Exhibition

Photo: Harriet Spark

16 - 24 March

Can't bear to be away from the beach and the water, never fear, we have five watery exhibits across the area for you to enjoy surf and underwater photography.

  • Sydney Road Gallery, 563 Sydney Road, Seaforth
  • Hemmingway’s Manly (upstairs), North Steyne
  • Ruby Lane Café, 200 Pittwater Road, Manly
  • The Corner at Queensie, 77 Collingwood Street, Manly
  • Rollers Bakehouse, 19 Rialto Lane, Manly

Youth Zone

16 - 17 and 23 - 24 March

Enjoy giant games such as Connect 4 and Jenga or chill on milk crates and cushions with rainbow coloured umbrellas keeping you out of the sun. A host of local youth service providers will be available to all in one convenient spot at Surf Pro event site, North Steyne. This is a Northern Beaches Youth Interagency activation.


Where to eat

World Food Markets

Enjoy great international food and live music under the beautiful iconic fig trees in Gilbert Park Manly on Fridays until 29 March between 5pm – 9pm.


Surf Specials

Feeling Hungry? Manly businesses are waiting to fill you up. Loads of venues have surf specials for you to enjoy.

Look out for the Surf Special promotional posters in venues or find out what's on and where at VISSLA Sydney Surf Pro