Australian Open of Surfing
About this Project
Tri-Point were asked to provide VIP decking, a concert stage, grandstands and bleacher-style seating for the inagural Australian Open of Surfing; a 9 day festival of skate, surf and youth culture, held at Manly Beach during February 2012 and attracting 170,000 visitors. Working in the sand, with limited hours of work due to residents close by, and load limits on deliveries due to the heritage listed promenade, all provided unique challenges for us to work with.
Tri-Point went on to provide the majority of temporary structures again in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 inclusive, even providing the behemoth skate bowl scaffolding shell support in 2017 on top of the VIP decks, concert staging and variety of other platforms and seating solutions throughout the years.
We were very proud to be a part of such a large beach side event, and Tri-Point’s team, led by Director Dave Hird, has a lot of fun delivering it.