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Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day 24th Sept

Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day

Want to find yourself the best board?

Come down to Manly Surfboards for the SUPERBrand Demo Day.

Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day
Come down to the Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day and try a SUPERBrand

On Sunday 24th September 2pm – 6pm the best of the world’s latest shortboard designs will be on hand for you to surf.

SUPERBrand is a Californian shapers cooperative where many world-best shapers and surfers collaborate, refining the best of the best designs. The result? Exceptional surfboards.

Experience super speed, high performance, superior wave catching, and great surfing fun. Try a SUPERBrand.

Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day All Surfboards
Try an exceptional SUPERBrand board


Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day Surf Fun
Surfing local or travelling there’s a perfect SUPERBrand board for you

Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day Surf Travel

Come down and get your hands on one!

Here’s a few iconic SUPERBrand boards.

Summer Groveller needed? The Fling is a wide tail speed machine. It turns small waves into speedways! Replace your fish with this next-gen design.

Charging daily is what’s needed to impress your mates and local crew. Want to consistently turn on the magic? Try the SUPERBrand Magic Mix! It’s just what it says. A mix of their latest contemporary designs that delivers the best of them all. Performance surfing, progressive surfing, straight out charging- you’ll be untouchable.

Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day Fling MagicMix PigDog Surfboards

SUPERBrand Shapers Collective

Need a StepUp or travelling? The PigDog, counter to its name, is a beauty of a rounded pin. It’s the classic StepUp ideal for big, bigger and biggest days. It does such a good job SUPERBrand say you can replace 3 boards in your quiver with this one. The ideal traveller. And it’s versatile. It’s lines are so clean it works in everyday waves too.

There’s heaps more boards for you!

Trying SUPERBrand makes sense. You get the refined excellence of board design from Australia, Hawaii, USA, Japan, Thailand, Mexico and Brazil. In fun surf at Manly.

Manly Surfboards SUPERBrand Demo Day 24th Sept

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Australian Open of Surfing 2017

Australian Open of Surfing 2017

Right on the sand of Manly Beach the mega surf lifestyle event, the Australian Open of Surfing 2017, blasts off on February 25.  The world’s best surfers, skaters, BMXrs and high voltage live music is all here for you to enjoy, free! Huge arenas are built right on the sand so you’ll be in the heart of the action.   In the surf, men and women will be ripping in the main event, the World Surf League-sanctioned QS6000 Pro, as well as Juniors going off in the Sydney Grom Challenge.

Julian Wilson set to compete in the Australian Open of Surfing 2017
Julian Wilson set to compete in the Australian Open of Surfing 2017

Skate & BMX Too!

Skate and BMX will be on offer with a new concrete course layout

A never-before-seen concrete course will be the venue for the inaugural and high flying Vans Skate Park Series. This is a World Championship event for men and women offering a total US$500,000 prize pool. Action will be intense.

For BMX there’s also the inaugural Vans BMX Pro Cup Global Qualifier that will use the same built-to-spec course as Skate, so BMXrs will be getting air too.

Both these competitions are key in the making of the Vans Skate and BMX World Champions.

Great Waves @ Manly!

Manly Beach is the host location with its world class surf breaks. The Bower, Winki and Deadmans at the southern end. Peaky beach breaks run along the beach to Queenscliff. Queenie Bommie is a reef one kilometer offshore that holds huge swell.

Last year’s event saw Dion Atkinson (AUS) and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) as the male and female Champions. Manly turning on clean three-foot waves.

The beach and event create an incredible good-time vibe. Friendly locals mix it with high powered Pros. There’s a host of pavilions and huts with eco, surf, art and lifestyle displays so lots to see and do.

The full schedule of Australian Open of Surfing 2017 event times, along with location and heaps of other great info can be found at:

The full schedule of Australian Open of Surfing 2017 event times, along with location and heaps of other great info can be found at:

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4 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Perfect Surfboard

4 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Perfect Surfboard

Your own board isn’t just your heart’s desire, it’s an absolute necessity if you’re serious about surfing. You and your board are on an amazing journey and you’ll get to know each other’s habits and strengths and limitations really well.  But here are the four critical questions you need to answer before you buy that board, especially if it’s your first. Surfing takes persistence, and it’s so much easier to stay with it and push through to proficiency if you start with the right board for you.

VOLUME? (Size matters!)

Surfing and surfboards are like almost everything in life – there’s trade-offs. And the first one is volume. Volume is literally how much space your board takes up in the world (not how much space it takes in your heart – that’s a whole other matter).

Volume is the length, breadth and width of the board expressed in litres. The higher the volume, the more buoyant, the easier to paddle and the more stable the board. Great – isn’t that what you want? Yep. Except there are trade-offs. A high volume board is harder to maneuver and control in waves, and harder to duck dive through the wash when you’re padding out.


There are four boards that work really well for beginners. Let’s take a quick trawl through them:

  • Soft boards: Buoyant, stable, easy to ride and – a big one – safe for you and for the other riders around you.
  • Fun Boards: Great for light-weight surfers (like groms) fun boards are usually shorter and smaller and a little easier to duck dive than a Mini-Mal.
  • Mini-Mals: Wider but with similar stability and paddle power they are only second to the soft boards because they’re a bit harder to duck dive under waves.
  • Fish/Grovel boards: Once you get a bit of experience, you may want to promote yourself to a fish. These boards can help you learn more surfing manouvers, but make sure you have some confidence or a high level of fitness first.


If a new board is in your budget, don’t hesitate. Even with a new board, however, make sure you check the entire surface for any imperfections or slight dings due to poor handling or storage.

If you choose a second hand board, the inspection process is even more important. There are lots of excellent second-hand boards available but look carefully for signs of wear and carefully inspect any repairs. Some used boards have very little wear, others have been lovingly cared for, but if there are obvious repair jobs, make sure they’re professionally done. Don’t buy a dodgy board. It may be cheap, but you’ll never be happy with it – and isn’t this all about happy?


Online shopping is great for convenience and shipping is pretty sophisticated these days, but nothing beats the experience of wandering through a surfshop, talking to pros who really know their stuff. Like us, here at Manly Surfboards.

​And nothing beats that moment when you meet your perfect match, face-to-face.

​If you’re shopping online, double check return policies and shipping costs so if the board has any transport or handling damage, you can return it without penalty. Surfboards are fragile, make sure yours is treated right.


Our second hand surfboards sell quickly, so grab yourself a bargain before the board you wants disappears