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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. ..

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.  ..

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. ..

The Gold Coast: an event powerhouse

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017

The Gold Coast has taken out a major award at a prestigious international events competition. ..

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. ..

Surf World Gold Coast Named in Top 6 Museums

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culture Trip has announced Currumbin’s own Surf World Gold Coast in the Top 6 Best Museums to Visit in Brisbane and its surrounds.   ..

Crowds Enjoy Classic Surf Films at Kirra Hill

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Gold Coast Film Festival rolled through town in April and the Southern Gold Coast was proud to host back to back nights of outdoor cinema, screening Surf Classics at Kirra Hill Community Centre.  ..

SGC Profile – Mal Sutherland, Chairman – Surf World Gold Coast

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

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.   ..

Indigenous Locals Take Lead for WSL Opening

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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.   ..

Currumbin to Host International Surfing Symposium Next Month

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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. ..

WindanSea Reunion Comes to Currumbin RSL

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

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. ..

QLD Govt Gives Green Light for Iconic Surf Event

Posted on Friday, January 13, 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 Recognised with Top Award

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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. ..

Local Surf Lifesavers Named Australia’s Best

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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. ..

Photo Winner Tait Whitelaw Shares Shots of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016

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.  ..

Lifesavers and Nippers Back on our Beaches

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2016

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. ..

Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition Winner Announced

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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.  ..

Balter Brewery’s Opening Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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.     ..

World-First Solar Powered Surf Festival Hits Waves at Duranbah

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2016

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. ..

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