:: Golden Lining

Beautiful conditions this morning but the waves are small and it's going to be a tough days work for the men competing in the Round of 48 at the Australian Open of Surfing.  The golden lining is that there's US$25,000 and 3500 World Tour points up for grabs for the winner on Sunday so there's plenty of motivation to surf hard and impress the crowds and judges.  The aerial specialists were in their element yesterday with Josh Kerry and California's Nat Young standing out and the fella's are going to have to go to the air again today to advance through to the round of 24. Skateboarding, Music and of course Surfing all weekend down here at Manly Beach.  The full details are online at the Australian Open of Surfing.

DAILYMurray Fraser