Manly Beach

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Historic stretch of beach fronting Manly, one of Sydney’s affluent northern suburbs, in New South Wales, Australia; the “birthplace of Australian surfing,” according to the World Surfing Reserves; home to numerous renowned surfing talents including world champions Barton Lynch, Pam Burridge, and Layne Beachley. Manly Beach was named by Captain Arthur Phillip of the Royal Navy in 1788, who upon f...

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