• Issue 10: Sydney

      Wanna catch a wave? Situated on the northern shore of Sydney just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay, Manly Beach was the birthplace of Australian surfing–and its pretty vistas, a laid back vibe, and big breaks still make it a perfect place to hang ten. Happily, for novices (or anyone in need of a refresher), it’s also home to one of New South Wale’s most respected surf academies, Manly Surf School. Choose from private or group lessons–or splurge for a daylong surf tour of the northern beaches–all staffed by professional surfers who pride themselves on hands-on instruction with patience and plenty of humor.