Surfing stalwart Mal Sutherland is the Chairman of Surf World Gold Coast, the city’s first surf museum located in Currumbin. Part of the original steering committee set up in 2008, Mal has been the Chairman since the museum opened in March 2009 and has been involved with organising and running events, and maintaining the history of the industry that has shaped the city, in particular the Southern Gold Coast. ..
Before the pros hit the waves at Snapper Rocks for the opening round of the 2017 WSL World Championship Tour, a welcome to Country and Indigenous/Pro surfer challenge will again form part of an Indigenous opening event on Monday 13 March. ..
Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Inc., will host the International Surfing Symposium in Currumbin to promote the sport and its direct relevance to critical issues such as ocean conservation and maintaining beach and surf amenity. ..
One of the biggest reunions of world renowned international boardriding club, WindanSea will be held from 6:30pm at Currumbin RSL on Thursday 2 March, 2017. ..
The Queensland Government has confirmed their support of the WSL Quiksilver and Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks through to 2018, with the event set to take over the Southern Gold Coast once again this year from 14 – 25 March, 2017. ..
Surf World Gold Coast was recognised at the 2016 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) for outstanding achievement in the category of ‘Engagement: Organisations Volunteer Run’ on Tuesday 22 November. ..
A number of the Gold Coast’s best and bravest surf lifesavers were honoured at the National Awards of Excellence 2016, held at the Art Gallery of NSW on Saturday 22 October. Surf lifesavers and dignitaries from around the country gathered to see Pacific Surf Life Saving Club in Palm Beach take out the prestigious DHL Club of the Year for the work they have done to increase their membership from 242 to 331 over the past season. ..
Winner of the inaugural Scoot Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition, Tait Whitelaw is no stranger to the Southern Gold Coast. The Elanora local spends plenty of time shooting local scenes and landscapes, and was generous enough to share his story and some more photos with us this month. ..
Our volunteer lifesavers will again be set to patrol Southern Gold Coast beaches, commencing in the September School Holidays. It also coincides with the start of nipper season, with most clubs now ready to hit the surf and sand. ..
The inaugural ‘Scoot’ Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition winner has been announced. Tait Whitelaw is off to Singapore with two return flights flying Scoot, and $500 spending money thanks to the Tugun Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, for his stunning image of Currumbin Alley on a crystal clear, Southern Gold Coast day. ..
Currumbin’s first craft brewery, Balter, is set to open its doors to the public this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Beer loving locals and visitors from interstate have been yearning to see the doors open to this much-anticipated establishment for several months, with the final touches now complete. ..
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. ..
Currumbin's much-anticipated Balter Brewery is set to open its doors to the public in mid-April. Founded by local world champion surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbidge and Josh Kerr, the brewery will no doubt be a hit with locals and visitors to the Southern Gold Coast region, keen to sample some of the craft brews from the new state-of-the-art facility in Traders Way. ..
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.
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). ..
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. ..
It was with enormous relief that we welcomed home three-time World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning back to the Southern Gold Coast following his terrifying ordeal of a shark encounter at the J-Bay Open surfing event in South Africa. ..
Boardriders, the flagship concept store developed by Quiksilver, has opened at The Strand at Coolangatta. The new store at The Strand www.strandcoolangatta.com.au is the first of its kind in Australia and in close proximity to the world-class surfing breaks at Snapper Rocks and Kirra. ..