The Gold Coast is a popular holiday destination and is loved by locals and tourists alike. The people are friendly, the hinterland is luscious and the beaches are beautiful stretches of white sand and sparkling blue waves.
Well known for its great surf, it has finally been recognized by the World Surfing Reserve program. It was announced in the UK at the four day Global Wave Conference. It comes after almost two years of dedicated campaigning the Gold Coast has been listed as the World’s 8th Surfing Reserve. It was a tough competition with Guarda do Embáo, Brazil and Noosa, Australia also vying for the title.
The Gold Coast joins other prestigious beaches including Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile.
The Gold Coast stretch of beach that has been recognized is approximately 15km long, from Burleigh Point to Snapper Rocks. This includes the central beach breaks in between such as Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Bilinga and North Kirra.
Save the Waves runs the World Surfing Reserve Program. Their aim is to proactively identify, preserve and protect outstanding waves, surf zones and the surrounding environments around the world. This also helps to protect the cultural, economic and community attributes. This is great news for the beautiful Gold Coast.
If surfing is your thing or you just love the beaches, you may be interested in the surf museum at Currumbin. Surf World Gold Coast is home to extensive displays of surfing memorabilia including a permanent display of over 150 surfboards from the early days of surfing to present. The gift shop has a wide range including Shirts, Books, posters, paintings, calendars and DVD’s.
Surf World Gold Coast is located oppostite Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary just off the Gold Coast Highway. 1st Floor Honeyworld, 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin.
ADMISSION PRICES: $10 Adults
Of course, you could always grab a board of your own, head out and catch a few waves yourself and enjoy the coastal life.
Here at Surfers Rent A Car we have station wagons with roof racks which are the perfect way for you, your family / mates and boards to see the sights and surf the perfect waves the Gold Coast has to offer!