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 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. ..
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. ..
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). ..
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.
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.
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.
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 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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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 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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..