Gold Coast WSL Challenger Series 2022

7:00am 07 May - 5:00pm 15 May, 2022
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Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Gold Coast First Stop on the WSL Challenger Series 2022

96-man and 64-woman will battle it out on the Gold Coast at the famed Snapper Rocks in Coolangatta, Australia as part of the kick off of the WSL Regional Qualifying Series around the world. Challenger Series surfers will compete for a chance to qualify for the 2023 WSL Championship Tour. 

Held at iconic Snapper Rocks, the contest serves as an exhibition of state-of-the-art, high-performance surfing. It’s also a hell of a good time. Considered one of the most rippable waves on tour and a dream location to surf. If conditions don’t hold up at Snapper, Greenmount and Kirra the option of Duranbah Beach (Dbah) is right over the hill. Byron Bay (also home of the Bluesfest music festival) is about an hour’s drive away, there are ample options for more civilian surf.

Numerous sponsor parties and nightlife activities on the schedule ensure there’s plenty to do when the sun goes down.

Things to do on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a beautiful part of Australia known for its long golden beaches

1. Queensland is full of beautiful beaches lined up within its beach coast. Aside from swimming, there are also other water activities you can do such as surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

2. Go sightseeing. Visit the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, Point Danger, and Snapper Rocks.

3. Enjoy a relaxing day at the many spa around Marine Parade – Atlantis Rising Healing Centre, Coolangatta Thai Massage, OmSari Spa, Twin Towns Thai Remedial Massage, or the Holistic Massage Therapies.

4. Visit the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast

5. Tenpin Bowling in Coolangatta, and the myriad of art galleries around Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Where to stay in Coolangatta

The nearest accommodation to Coolangatta Beach is the Greenmount Beach Resort. Other nearby accommodations include Bella Mare Apartments, Sunset Strip Condominium, Bayview Rainbow Bay Condominium, Eden Tower Condominium, and Komune Resort Hostel.

There are plenty of hotels near the beachfront, you won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay nearby in the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Head to the map below for all the hotel deals and Airbnb’s in Coolangatta.

How to get around the Goldie

Getting around the Gold Coast is very convenient. There are buses, trains, trams, community transport, taxis, ferries and boats all over the city. You can ride the Queensland Rail or the G: Light Rail System to get around any part of Queensland.

Gold Coast WSL Challenger Series 2022

The first stop on the Challenger Series will be hitting the Gold Coast on May 7-15, 2022. 

Gold Coast Open is a world-class surfing event in Australia that cannot be missed.

Photo Credit: WSL

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