Head to the famous Snapper Point break over March and you’ll be able to spot some of the world’s best surfers swoop, swipe and glide their way to victory. For the women, it’s the Roxy Pro that’s drawing iconic names like Stephanie Gilmore and Tyler Wright. For the men, the Quiksilver Pro attracts surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Owen Wright. Here’s where you can catch all of the salt-water action.
2018 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro
Date: 11 to 22 March, 2018
Address: Snapper Rocks Road, Coolangatta QLD
First time in Coolangatta?
Coolangatta is the most southern suburb of the Gold Coast and it can feel a world away from the glitz of the main café strips. Here, it’s all about the surf and the sand. Swim or unwind on some of the most picturesque beaches you ever did see, then take some time out in the relaxed beachside cafes with sand still on your feet. Turquoise bays and white sands provide plenty of visual treats for the eyes.
Where to watch the world champions take on the waves
Spectators of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro can either head directly to the beach, or stroll along the coastline using the excellent walking track. If you start at Coolangatta Beach the path will take you past Greenmount Beach and then to Rainbow Bay to overlook the surfing excitement at Snapper Rocks. Keep walking uphill and you’ll come to the Point Danger lookout, where you can cross the border between Queensland and New South Wales.
Finding Gold Coast accommodation in Broadbeach or Southport
Whether you’re planning a family holiday on the Gold Coast or traveling purely to see the surfers battle it out at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, you’ll want to find somewhere to stay that’s close to the water and to the surfing hotspots of Coolangatta. Meriton Suites has the perfect solution at our Broadbeach and Southport accommodation in QLD, both within minutes of the best surfing beaches and major roads. Each spacious suite includes your own gourmet kitchen, designer amenities and easy access to the beach, so reserve your suite now for the March availability.