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Top Gold Coast Surfing Events in 2013

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Kelly Slater. Photo: Sachi Gahan


On Australia's east coast, the Gold Coast has a growing surf culture that is an identifier for the sea-side towns and growing business centres. Throughout the year, Surfing has events such as Pipeline where surfers put their lives on the line for the biggest, scariest and most-thrilling waves of their life usually in places such as Hawaii and South Africa. You can see stars such as Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Thomas Woods, Pauline Ado and many more. Whereas the Gold Coast is now becoming a host to the surfie culture. Our laidback attitude, beautiful beaches, stunning coastlines and plenty of room are what is welcoming surfers from all over the world to surf what Australia has to offer.

Main Beach, Gold Coast. Photo: Alpha


The first event begins in February on the 3rd. The Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro is a world tour event that goes from the 3rd to the 10th of February, 2013. There are 4 star men events and 6 women events of professionals from all over the world. The competition can not only be viewed for free on the sand but is also broadcasted live on their website.

View of Burleigh Heads. Photo: Peterdownunder


In March from the 2nd to the 13th, the Quiksilver Pro funded by Roxy will be on the shores of the Gold Coast. For details as to what this tour is like check out last year's events. The event is located at Coolongatta's Snapper Rocks, but the event can go anywhere from between Duranbah Beach and Kirra. The Pro series revolves around 36 surfers entering the water and one being crowned victor. Over the event time period there are 5 rounds, with the end round hosting the quarters, semis, finals then the anticipated man-on-man.

Hossegor @ 2011 Quiksilver Pro
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Why? Experience surf culture on the Gold Coast
When: Throughout 2013
Where: Snapper Rocks, Coolongatta and Burleigh Heads
Cost: Free
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