From 27 February to 11 March, the world’s best surfers will battle it out in the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro 2015 World Surf League Tour
at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta. As the first stop of 11 on the tour, the Gold Coast is kicking off the proceedings, with Gabriel Medina and Stephanie Gilmore defending their Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast titles.
One of the biggest surfing events in Australia, the two week tour attracts a huge crowd of both locals and tourists to Coolangatta, with everyone keen to soak up the atmosphere and catch the world class surfing action. Admission is free and there’s plenty of entertainment in the area, including pop-up stalls, tents and activities, not to mention the parties every night for the duration of the competition!
While you’re enjoying the surfing spectacle, be sure to head up to The Strand for a bite to eat
, grab a drink at the beachfront Cooly Hotel
, and take the edge off the heat with a scoop or two of refreshingly delicious gelato