A world-first carbon neutral surfing event is being held at Duranbah on Sunday 24 April as part of the Gold and Tweed Coast’s Student Surf Festival 2016. ..
Coolangatta hosted the national fundraiser, Melanoma March, for the second year in a row on Sunday 20 March, 2016, with a turnout of over 250 people pounding the pavement from The Strand at Coolangatta. ..
The Australian Beach Handball Championships and Oceania Beach Handball Championships were held at Coolangatta Beach over the last weekend in February, providing a great spectacle for locals and visitors. ..
With the region’s biggest surfing event of the year, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros heading for Snapper Rocks this month, we took a moment to chat with the CEO of Surfing Australia and Southern Gold Coast local, Andrew Stark about how he has turned the organisation around and helped to put surfing on the map across the country. ..
The City of Gold Coast’s Surf Management Plan is now in effect. The plan was developed in consultation with surfing, boating and environmental stakeholders, and was released at Surf World Gold Coast at Currumbin in February.
Clean Up Australia Day is coming up on Sunday 6 March and Gold Coast residents can get involved, with the focus on a city-wide campaign to clean up rubbish from under the water and on our beaches. ..
The Strand at Coolangatta has introduced a free outdoor WiFi hotspot, located in the foreshore park directly opposite the centre on Marine Parade. It is fantastic to see this service now being offered on the Southern Gold Coast, following the provision of free outdoor WiFi in select areas across the city.
The 2016 Australian and Oceanic Beach Handball Championships will be hosted at Coolangatta Beach from 25 – 28 February. The event organisers are looking for local businesses to get behind the event by supplying any equipment they have to gain exposure for their business in return for providing a great event atmosphere down on the beach. ..
The City of Gold Coast has completed engineering works on Greenmount Hill and re-opened the walking track to the public following its closure in June.
Gold Coast Tourism has released a new Southern Gold Coast promotional video featuring local 3-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning. The video showcases the Southern Gold Coast's best assets - from the relaxed lifestyle and unique culture to the iconic surfing beaches and natural wonders that line the region. ..
The Gold Coast will become the 8th World Surfing Reserve (WSR), joining other surfing destinations around Australia and the world including Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile. ..
The first Gold Coast International Festival of Kites was held on September 26 – 27, with kites flying across the Gold Coast at Kirra, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. Locals and visitors on School Holidays turned out in droves to watch the spectacular kite displays and join in the kite flying fun. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Alliance and Broadbeach Alliance have teamed up to create the Gold Coast’s first ever weekend of kite flying across the city on 26-27 September. ..
CSGC is calling all accommodation providers, restaurants and cafés, tours and attractions in the region to submit hero images of their businesses to form a Hero Gallery on the Southern Gold Coast website.
North Kirra, Bilinga and Tugun beaches were flooded with competitors from surf clubs from all over the country in this year’s National Surf Life Saving Championships – “The Aussies” – held from April 11 to 19. ..
CSGC is joining forces with Surfers Paradise Alliance and Broadbeach Alliance to create an annual ‘Gold Coast Festival of Kites’ next year. The entire coastline of the Gold Coast will become a kaleidoscope of colour during the festival, planned for September 2015. ..
The Rev(d) Head Beach Walk Party, presented by CSGC and V8 Superfest was held on Saturday 18th October along Coolangatta foreshore. Walkers turned out for a relaxing 3km walk to enjoy the outdoors, and later joined in a bit of aerial photo fun! ..
The City of Gold Coast's 'Celebrate Gold Coast' festival was held on Sunday 28 September in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta. Crowds of people came out to enjoy the sunshine on the Southern Gold Coast, with headline act popular group “Sheppard” performing their #1 single "Geronimo"
CSGC invited 21 Southern Gold Coast accommodation operators to attend a joint discussion with Gold Coast Tourism on upcoming market opportunities, with a meeting at Currumbin RSL last week. ..