Sun, surf, sand and sports: brands of Australian beach culture will be on display at the Coolangatta Beach Swimming Association. Swimming at sea takes place throughout Australia, but ‘Cooly Classic’ in April is one of the most iconic swimming. Both swimmers and spectators gather on the Gold Coast to take part in a challenging swim and festive atmosphere on the beach.
Accompanied by Australian steel people on the 2 and a half
kilometer long swim course, familiarize yourself with the water at the beginner
swim lines or join the sand cheer team. After the race, Gold Coast awaits
visitors. Located on the golden beach, learn to surf and explore the Aboriginal
culture of the region. Watch whales, jump on islands or explore coastal areas
covered by rainforest.
The course begins at Rainbow Beach, home to the famous
Snapper Rocks surf. Surfers like “break” because it produces the
longest wave in the world. For swimmers at sea, the endless stream of water is
a big challenge. The 2 and a half kilometer long swim route passes through two
other large “breaks” before reaching the finish line at Kirra Beach.
If you feel danger, there is another 500m swim for younger and less experienced
Visitors can soak up the waves with professional swimmers
wearing Speedo, or join the crowd cheering them on the beach. Come there and
soak up the excitement on Rainbow Beach after gunfire or watch the players
gather their strength at the finish line on Kirra Beach.
Regardless of how you participate, you’ll find a special friendship for this classic Australian beach event. Ice cream vendors waggle between professional steelers, senior swimmers dressed in leather and children wearing swimsuits. Regardless of their age or swimming skills, these people are images of Australian optimism.
Optimism is easy on these beautiful, sunny beaches. If you
like surfing, you’ll find plenty of paradise for yourself. Join the
professional surfers on the big waves of Rainbow Beach, Currumbin Beach and
Burleigh Mound. Or learn to surf at Spit Beach or Greenmount, where the waves are
softer but also continuous.
Swim in protected waters in Kirra, Mermaid and Coolangatta.
Meet subtropical fishes on an adventurous dive around the Scottish Prince
shipwreck off Main Beach. Snorkel with turtles in the waters off the Gold Coast
or take part in a whale watching cruise from Coolangatta.