Australian SUP & Paddleboard Titles
The Gold Coast holds a treasure trove of fun, relaxing, and absolutely enjoyable activities — for every kind of traveller. Whether you’re a couple looking to rekindle the romance or a family seeking adventure and much needed rejuvenation, the glorious Gold Coast will have everything you will ever need from a holiday.
And if you happen to head down the coast of south eastern Queensland in October, you might even get more out of your time off from work.
Right around the third week, you and your travelling companion (or companions) can marvel at awe-inspiring paddleboarders and surfers as they compete for dominance at the Australian SUP & Paddleboard Titles. The professionally run event decides champions across a wide range of divisions, from October 14 to October 18, which means staying for a day or two isn’t going to cut it. Clearly, you must stay a week.
Stay a week or two in a self-contained accommodation. Gold Coast travellers like you could get more space, without the steep price, by choosing a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment instead of the usual hotel room. Some of the more appealing self contained apartments feature a large-heated outdoor pool with spa, BBQ facilities (which is excellent for families), and private balconies (which are perfect for those intimate dinners for two).
Consider self-contained apartments that have the prime location as well. You might want to walk to a café or a restaurant, if you don’t feel like cooking your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. You should also consider an apartment that is within walking distance to the beach.
Should you tire of the heated outdoor pool, you can just walk on out to the beach. If you brought your own paddleboard, you could try to match the techniques exhibited by the skillful surfers and stand up paddleboarders at the SUP Titles. And perhaps when you come back to the Gold Coast, you will not just be another spectator at the Currumbin beach but a proud participant.
Of course, since this is the Gold Coast, other interesting events are taking place right alongside the SUP Titles. There is the beach front meditation, which is a free event on ancient meditation to music, and the Buskers by the Creek (also in Currumbin).
Once you’ve seen some of your favourite paddleboarders at the SUP Titles, you can check out the musicians and jugglers at Winders Park Duringan Street. Then you can drive on back to your beach-front holiday accommodation, and prepare for an afternoon of meditation and rejuvenation.
So when you need a holiday, don’t just make it a day out of your week.
Make it a weeklong stay. And make it at a self-contained apartment in stunning and thrilling Gold Coast.