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ASP announces Australian Open of Surfing

ASP announces formation of Australian Open

Updated: June 8, 2011, 12:35 PM ET
By Peter "Joli" Wilson

In a development just announced by the ASP, the Australian Open of Surfing will hit Manly Beach, Aust., from Feb. 11-19, 2012.

The event is the result of an unprecedented joint effort between two competing surf industry brands: Billabong and the Nike-owned Hurley. The plan is to have Billabong move their World Junior Championship, which is usually held at Narrabeen in early January, to Manly in February. And Hurley is stepping up with a brand new event, similar the Hurley-sponsored ...

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