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Celia McGee

Sunday10 a.m.11) BEACH BUNSIn the nautical hierarchy, the beach resort of Manly may be lower-profile than Bondi’s more chic surf culture, but that’s exactly what makes it such a treat, starting with a quick ferry ride seven miles north of the city. (This year Manly is celebrating its official recognition as the birthplace of Australian surfing.) The town is sprucing up the Manly Scenic Walkway that winds through a large nature preserve. At the other end of the beach, Manly Surf School (North Steyne Surf Club, Long Reef; 61-2-9977-6977; manlysurfschool.com) offers rentals and lessons starting at 60 Australian dollars.

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