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Paddleboards and Pilates Meet on Currumbin Creek

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A new craze to hit our Southern Gold Coast waterways, SUP pilates combines stand up paddleboarding and pilates on Currumbin Creek. It joins the host of weekly activities out on the water, providing options for locals and visitors to keep fit and active. ..

Beach Handball Champs kicks up Cooly sand

Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

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.  ..

CSGC Profile: Andrew Stark, CEO Surfing Australia

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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. ..

Opportunities for Business Promotion at Beach Handball Championships

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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.  ..

Phil Avalon's Book Launch at Surf World

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Writer, film maker and die hard surfer, Phil Avalon, will be launching his latest book ‘From Steel City to Hollywood’ at Surf World in Currumbin on 19 February, 2016 starting at 7pm. ..

Southern Gold Coast Lines Up for Big Year of Events

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016

The Southern Gold Coast is set for a big year of events in 2016 according to tourism and economic development body, Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC).  ..

New Owner for Currumbin Cycles

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Currumbin business, Currumbin Cycles has a new owner. Former professional triathlete, Kane Simpson, had been the shop manager since August 2013 and has now taken over the business from mid-October. Former owners Mark Guy and Sue Cameron had owned the business since November 2010. 
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Kirra’s Inaugural Cycling Event Hit Top Speed

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The inaugural Kirra Criterium Classic hit the road on Saturday October 10 in an exciting event that captured the attention of countless cycling enthusiasts and the general public. The thrilling showdown included corner spills, sprint races and powerful finishes on a closed section of Kirra’s Musgrave Street.  
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National SUP Champions Crowned at Currumbin

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Nearly 250 competitors took part in the at the 2015 Toyota Australian SUP Titles on the Gold Coast in October, crowing champions in the three divisions of surfing, technical racing consisting of 4 – 8km of laps in and out through the surf; and a 20 – 30km marathon.
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Gold Coast Approved as World Surfing Reserve

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

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.   ..

Tugun Community Bank Introduces Community POS

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Tugun Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank is making it easier for community groups to raise funds with the introduction of Communtity POS. The wireless electronic POS equipment is now available as a low cost solution for local clubs and organisations to accept real time card payments at events, sign on days, school fetes and fundraisers. ..

Accommodation Providers Needed for GC 2018

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) presents enormous opportunity for the Gold Coast accommodation industry to cement its reputation for quality on the world stage. ..

Tour de Valley Hits Road in October

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

Currumbin Valley’s annual cycling event, Tour de Valley, is back in 2015. On Sunday October 11 the event heads to the Currumbin Valley for the 36km Solo Time Trial, the Team Cycling Challenge (36km or 72km) and the Cyclocross. ..

Kayak Tours on Currumbin Creek

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

The Currumbin Boat Shed is running daily Kayak Tours along Currumbin Creek, meeting at the Boat Shed at 10am and departing from Wendts Bridge. The 4km or 8km downstream kayak includes a tour guide pointing out the natural wonders of the Creek, including koalas, cockatoos, lorikeets and ospreys.    ..

Lorna Jane Opens Active Living Room In Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Australia’s leading activewear brand, Lorna Jane, is opening the Gold Coast’s first ever Active Living Room in Coolangatta. The dynamic new space features a move studio offering a full timetable of fitness classes from $5, a nourishing cafe and a Lorna Jane boutique.  ..

Concrete Lines Skate Shop Makes Tracks to Coolangatta

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

Concrete Lines Skate Shop has relocated from Tweed to Coolangatta with a brand new flagship store at The Strand, featuring an extensive range of skateboards, longboards, clothing, shoes and accessories, set to lift the profile of skateboarding retail on the Gold Coast. ..

Melanoma March lifts awareness of deadly disease

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

National fundraiser Melanoma March was successfully hosted on the Southern Gold Coast at The Strand at Coolangatta on Sunday 22 March. This was the first time the walk had been brought to Coolangatta at The Strand, assisted by CSGC, raising over $15,000 dollars for research into the deadly disease.  ..

The Aussies” Make Mark on Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

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.  ..

‘Those Guys’ Team up for Events

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With health and fitness playing a big part in the way of life on the Southern Gold Coast, this month our business feature is on Chris Van Hoot and Matt Judd, cofounders of ‘Those Guys Events’. Their passion for sport and adventure is bringing new events to the Southern Gold Coast that combine an active and healthy lifestyle with our picturesque natural landscape.  ..

Aussies 2013

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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