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Local Surf Legend Retires

Posted on Friday, April 06, 2018

Southern Gold Coast resident Mick Fanning has formally retired from the sport of surfing having concluded his career with three outstanding World Championship titles. ..

Gold Coast to host 2020 Global Wave Conference

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

The Gold Coast will host a major surfing conference in 2020, attracting up to 400 experts from around the world. ..

AirAsia to surf its way across Australian beaches

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

AirAsia and Australia’s leading surfing bodies recently announced a joint partnership that will see the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier become Surfing’s Official Airline Partner in Australia. ..

SGC Profile – Michael Sullivan, CEO – Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

After graduating from the University in Canberra in 2003 and completing a few years of public service, Michael Sullivan moved to the Gold Coast in 2005 for a change of scenery. ..

Bleach* Returns Bigger and Better in 2018

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and culture festival, Bleach* is returning from 29 March to 15 April, bigger and better than ever.  ..

Southern Gold Coast Dives into 70s with Swinging Safari Release

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

Dust off the safari suit, throw on a shift dress and get the platforms out - the 1970s retro film Swinging Safari is launching in cinemas this week and the Southern Gold Coast is getting right into the swinging spirit. ..

Santa Drops in for Coolangatta Carols

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

Coolangatta was buzzing with Christmas spirit on Sunday as Santa made a grand entrance for the crowd at the Coolangatta Christmas Carols, presented by The Strand.  ..

Division 14 Update from Cr. O’Neill

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

There are a lot of exciting works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast over the next few months as we get set for the Games. Keep up-to-date with what’s on by following my updates on facebook.com/gailoneilldivision14..

Division 14 update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017

There are a range of works and events ongoing and coming up in Southern Gold Coast over the next few months as we get set for the games. Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Cr Gail O'Neill.  ..

Canadian Travel Agents Converge on Coolangatta

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2017

A group of around 120 Canadian Flight Centre travel agents converged on Coolangatta this month, hitting the sand and the waves for a true Southern Gold Coast experience.  ..

$50 Million Hotel Set to be Developed at Gold Coast Airport

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has announced plans to construct a $50 million Rydges hotel at the airport - which will be a game changer for the airport and the Southern Gold Coast. ..

Kites Light Up Kirra’s Sky

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017

Despite the rain, the Gold Coast Festival of Kites saw a range of kites of all shapes, sizes and colours take to the skies on Saturday 21 October at Kirra Beach.  ..

SGC Profile – Greg Howell, Climate Wave Enterprises

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early 1970’s. In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished, and he has been an environmental campaigner ever since. ..

Opera Wows Coolangatta Crowds

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Opera Australia’s Opera on the Beach – Aida was a roaring success, held on the Southern Gold Coast at Coolangatta Beach over six magical nights from 21 – 30 September.  ..

PNG’s National Beach Volleyball Team Trains on Coolangatta Courts

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Papua New Guinea’s National Beach Volleyball team has identified Coolangatta’s Beach Volleyball Courts as the training hub that will allow them to best prepare for the Commonwealth Games Oceania Qualification Event in Vanuatu in December 2017.  ..

SGC Profile – Kelly Nyssen – Owner, Kelly Lane Homewares

Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2017

From humble beginnings making homemade Christmas gifts in a garage, Currumbin’s own Kelly Lane has evolved into one of Australia’s leading gift and homeware wholesalers. ..

Swell Sculpture Festival Program is Live!

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017

SWELL Sculpture Festival have released their immersive program of free and ticketed events that will be held throughout the Festival from 8 – 17 September. ..

SGC Profile: 15 Years of SWELL

Posted on Friday, August 04, 2017

A shared moment between two creative minds in 2002 has seen the birth of not just one of the Southern Gold Coast’s leading festivals, but an internationally renowned exhibition that captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.  ..

Coolangatta Local Takes Out 2017 QCC MP Classic Title

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

The Southern Gold Coast played host to the 2017 QCC MP Classic from 8-9 July, with the world-class beach breaks serving up some perfect conditions for both the competitors and spectators.  ..

A life from beyond the sea

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Daniel McKenzie | Tweed Daily News
Image: Scott Powick

STUCK at boarding school in the 1960s, a blonde haired, bright eyed surfer had pipe dreams matched in size only by a sport about to explode. But before lighting the flame for the evolution of surfing media and before he became Andy Mac, a young Andrew McKinnon sat in that classroom at The Southport School determined to pave his own path in the sport he loved. ..

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