New South Wales native, Australian surf sensation and, most recently, U.S. Surf Open winner Sally Fitzgibbons poses with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian at the Australian Open of Surfing Launch Event // © 2011 Tourism New South Wales
At a recent media event held at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif., Tourism New South Wales offered a taste of what Sydney surf lifestyle has to offer. Tourism New South Wales also promoted the Australian Open of Surfing which is being held on Feb. 11 through Feb. 19, 2012, at Sydney’s Manly Beach.
Featured at the event were Guy Sebastian, Australian Idol winner, and Sally Fitzgibbons, New South Wales native, Australian surf sensation and, most recently, U.S. Surf Open winner.
Kickoff activities included a ‘Sydney Surf Shack’ on the beach, a flash mob full of Speedo-clad Aussie enthusiasts and a larger-than-life sandcastle recreation of the famous Sydney Harbor and Sydney Opera House.