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The Rock-itt : November 2009
Manly to Shelly beach! Tandem Surfing Demo - Take a trip down the road of old school tandem surfing as Australia's best duos wow the crowd with gymnastic style mid air performances! Stand Up Paddle Surfing (Paddle Board) - Stand Up Surfing has a classic cult following and is making a strong resurgence worldwide with surfers and non-surfers alike. Get prime position to view a demonstration session as Tom Carroll and the pros master the massive boards in the surf. Long Boarding - Come and hang ten with the best of the beaches in the classic style of surfing! Watch as the gurus walk the plank, and pull some massive turns! Groms - Make sure you make it down to the beach to see the state's best up and coming and hottest groms (better known as Grommets), go head to head in the surf, hard and fast! Learn to Surf - Register for ICMS free surf lessons thanks to Manly Surf School between 12-2am every day of the festival. King and Queen of the beach - The most anticipated contest event, watch as Manly's best surfers battle it out for the title of 'King and Queen of the beach'. The 3 major Manly Surf board club members will be rivalling each other for the crown. Surf Shop challenge - The competition will be fierce amongst the big names of surfing as more than 10 teams from each of Manly's Surf Shops compete for the chance to take the glory of 'Manly No. 1' for their shop! Manly Legends - See the best of the best as Manly's born and bred legends defend their titles with all the world champions from the area gearing up for the makings of a battle royale! The event will be in an expression session format, with a best wave and best manoeuvre award. Celebrity Surfing - Witness the stars of politics, screen and surf competing in man on man showdowns of coordinated talent. Manly Wharf Hotel presents this one event not to be missed with Occy vs Carroll vs Hardman, Beachley vs Burridge, Daddo vs Daddo, Mark Warren vs Simon Anderson vs Bruce Raymond, Beau Emerton vs Rodd Kerr. Fancy Dress Surfing - Mermaid, cat woman.... Aspiring pirate. ..this is an alternative surfing event, fun and fancy dress is a family-orientated competition that is open to surfers of all ages and abilities. Start planning your outfit! Other events that will be a part of the festival include -- Opening Ceremony Paddle Out, Surf Films, Fashion Parade, Legends Dinner, Kombi Car Rally, Book and Surfer Signings, Test Day, Surf History Expo, Surfboard Art, Surfers' Market, Live Music and Surf Stars. Get on down to Manly from 5th to 8th of November for plenty of surf related activity for everyone! More details are on www.manlyfestivalofsurfing.com. au