For decades, Australia has been the producer of some of the world’s greatest surfing legends, and a good majority of these have been homegrown locals that grew up on the great surfing culture that the Sunshine Coast is well known for.
Household names such as Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Gary ‘Kong’ Elkerton and Bebe Durbidge, just to name a few of the high profile surfing athletes all started right here on the Sunshine Coast, competing in the Queensland State Junior Surfing Titles.
This year the event is back, and being hosted on the Sunshine Coast at Coolum Beach between the 14th to 15th of September, showcasing the cream of the local rising local surfing stars, with the best of the Under 14, 16 and 18 year old males and females going head to head to earn the prestigious State Junior Surfing Crown that could one day see them up there with the world’s best, traveling the world and living the life on an international surfing superstar.
This event is one of the key events in Queensland’s surfing calendar, with major surfing labels sponsoring this event, drawing visitors from all over the Sunshine Coast, Australia and plenty of international visitors as well, to the foreshores of one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular beaches and surfing areas, Coolum Beach.
Coolum has been a popular spot for surfers and swimmers for many years, offering a challenging yet clean surfing beach break that has helped launch the careers of many young surfers, as well as being a regular popular spot for some of the world’s more recognised surfers as they visit Australia’s Sunshine Coast.
This annual event is open for viewing by the public, but ensure you book your accommodation early.
The Beach Retreat at Coolum offers one of the best vantage points to view the event, with the resort apartments offering great views over Coolum Beach and just minutes away from the main event.
Contact the Beach Retreat for great accommodation deals available to ensure you get the prime position to watch and cheer on Australia’s future surfing champions battling it out for supremacy.