Jarvis Earle and Connor O’Leary to compete in Australian Open of Surfing at Manly

Grom division: South Cronulla's Jarvis Earle will compete in the AOS Sydney Grom Challenge at this month’s Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach. Picture: John Veage
Grom division: South Cronulla's Jarvis Earle will compete in the AOS Sydney Grom Challenge at this month’s Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach. Picture: John Veage

Jarvis Earle and Connor O’Leary will compete at the Australian Open of Surfing next weekend.

The event, Australia’s biggest lifestyle and action sports festival, will welcome 300 of the world’s top athletes across surf, BMX and skate to Manly Beach.

Jarvis will compete in the AOS Sydney Grom Challenge (under-16s), while Connor will take part in the men’s open division against the likes of Julian Wilson and fellow CT surfers Josh Kerr, Stu Kennedy, Kanoa Igarashi, Jadson Andre, Leonardo Fioravanti and Joan Duru.

Joining them will be six of the world’s top 10-ranked WSL female surfers including Tyler Wright and local favourites Sally Fitzgibbons and Laura Enever.

Out of the water, some of the biggest names in park terrain skateboarding and BMX are confirmed for the first men’s global qualifier stop of the 2017 Vans Park Series, held in conjunction with the inaugural VPS Oceania Continental Championships for men and women and the debut of the Vans BMX Pro Cup series.

With surfing and skateboarding to debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and BMX’s future potential to evolve as an Olympic discipline, the AOS will set the global stage for promising gold medal talent as the world’s best surfers, skateboarders and BMX riders compete at Manly Beach.