Manly Surf- Where Every Wave Tells A Story

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Manly Surf- Where Every Wave Tells A Story

Manly Surf- Where Every Wave Tells A Story

The launch of Manly Surf Series 2 was held in Manly thisweek and if the reaction of the audience was any indication, it is set to beone of Australia’s most popular television programs when it commences airing onits new home at the Nine Network next month.

Manly Surf isn’t a show about surfing, it’s about people andtheir stories.  An eight episode, halfhour series shot in high definition, Manly Surf is set to impress with trulyinspirational stories and the world’s most beautiful backdrop… Sydney.

The series takes you from the shores of one of Australia’smost iconic beaches and into the lives of Matt ‘Werris’ Grainger, his team ofinstructors and the people they meet at Manly Surf School.

Series 2 premieres on Nine on Sunday, October 23, at 4.30pm withSurfing Australia’s Vegemite SurfGroms featuring in Episode 3 on Sunday,November 6.

During the eight episodes, viewers will meet a unique groupof people who are touched by their Manly Surf experience; from shark attackvictim Paul de Gelder tow-in surfing in massive waves with only one arm and oneleg to surfing legend Peter Drouyn, who now lives his life as female WesterlyWindina. From the inspirational kids at bear cottage to extreme acrobatic pilotMatt Hall, Manly Surf has it all.

It’s all in a day’s work for Matt and his instructors Nick,Fimmy, Froth, Hayley and Rob who confront all sorts of challenges in eachepisode of this uplifting series.

The Series is created, produced and owned by Sydney northernbeaches residents Daniel Starling, Dan Lawson and Andrew Fraser – all threereside in Collaroy, as does their good friend Matt on whom the show is based.

Matt, who oversees 25,000 lessons per year in his surfschool, was amazed with the final cut of Series 2.

“The guys have done an amazing job on this production. Afterviewing Series 2 and watching the reaction of everyone at the launch, I thinkManly Surf is set to become a huge hit with the Australian public when it airs onNine next month,” said Matt.

Such is the appeal of the series, Manly Surf has attractedan impressive list of partners. In addition to the Nine Network, who will alsoair the Series on their digital channel Go!, other partners are Destination NSW(formerly Tourism NSW), and Fremantle Media who are distributing Manly Surf tobroadcasters right around the globe.

“The production team at Manly Surf have managed to capturesome wonderful and compelling stories of great personal triumph and achievement- I’ll certainly be watching every episode,” said Lyndel Gray, Executive Director and General Manager, Destination NSW.

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