Whats on at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2017

Want to watch the world’s best surfers at the world’s best sandbar? Yeah, us too. That’s why we put on the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast every year. Never disappoints.

But, as great as the surf contest may be, the event is so much more than high-fives and heat wins. It’s a party. A festival. A gathering of people, art, culture, chaos and classic times. Quite simply, it’s an event you can’t miss - trust us.

And trust this guide. It’s our official list of recommendations for what to do at the Quik Pro. Consider it your fun atlas.


March 13: Watch the trials

Sixteen surfers. Two spots in the main event. Sparks are inevitable. Watch some of the best up-and-coming and local surfers battle it out to realize the dream of competing in an event on surfing’s biggest stage.

March 14 - 25: Watch the event

Thirty-six surfers. One big trophy. Sparks are seriously inevitable. As the first event of the WSL season, the Quik Pro is notorious for producing some major surprises and setting the tone for the entire year.

March 17: Get some autographs

Is chasing a surfer down the beach with a big crowd in a wild buffalo sort of stampede your thing? Yeah? Nothing wrong with that - in fact, we encourage it. But, if you prefer a more mellow atmosphere, we’re holding a meet and greet with Quiksilver’s A Team at the Boardrider’s Shop in Coolangatta at 5PM. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be no stampede of wild buffalo.

March 18: Try some boards

What if we were to tell you that you could grab a sled straight from the foam-dusted hands of one of the world’s greatest shapers and surf it for an hour and a half, all for free and all with no obligation to ever purchase it? This ain’t a joke! There’ll be demos all day on March 18th. Do your feet a favor and dig in.

March 18: Listen to some music

You feel too burnt out from a day in the sun and just want to go home and get to bed early? Of course you don’t! So, waltz your way over to the Cooly Beachfest and hear some of the hottest sounds of summer played live.

March 19: Get fit

Yoga. A run. Some SUPing. That’s what the Roxy Fitness event is all about. Women of all ages are welcome to join, men of all ages are welcome to cheer them on.

March 23: Get the best wave of your life

There’s nothing really special about this day - we just have a good feeling for you.

March 26: Take a deep breath

In. Out. In. Out. How you feeling? If you took advantage of the past 12 days, you’ll have tried four new surfboards, got the best wave of your life, met your favorite surfer, heard your favorite band, watched an amazing contest and maybe even mixed in some yoga. Time to relax now - you deserve it. Until next year, friends.

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