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Learn to surf Sunshine Coast

Thanks Annabel for the great video and blog, we loved taking you surfing.

Your ripping! 

Summer is here!

Summer is here and the water temps just keeps rising with the number of swimmers, surfers and the general beach population as things start to heat up around this beautiful coastline.

The “Golden Days” festival is on Saturday 6th Nov.

Derek Hynd and rising local super star Julian Wilson have joined forces to raise money for breast cancer. Kicking off with the “Julian’s Family Fun Day” Grommets come on down for a day to remember, Derek and Julian will be running different forms of competition on the day based on style, expression and pure fun in the water!! With the
“No losers here” approach it’s a great day for family’s to come down get in the water and have some fun. Loads of prizes to give away, there will also be a treasure hunt for the little ones! Everyone is encouraged to wear pink as all money raised goes to Breast Cancer Foundation. The surf comp is opened to under 18yrs both male and females. Meet at Coolum Boardriders club from 7am.The fun will continue from 130 to 10pm with music and films over at the soccer fields. Tickets are $35 and available from North Shore Realty.
Headlining acts include Ash Grunwald, Band of Frequencies, John Steel Singers, Paul Greene and plenty more quality bands. So come on down and have some fun and support this great event. More info at


Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day

Coolum Surfing School is calling all females to come and learn to surf. Rip Curl have sponsored this event for 21yrs now and this year is set to be another great weekend. This is a learn to surf lesson aimed at all beginners and non-surfers, its to encourage women and girls to learn to surf, get active and get in the water. The lessons are run on both Sat 27th and Sunday 28th Nov. The cost is $50 and includes all equipment and all particpants recieve a Rip Curl singlet and show bag full of goodies. To book your spot call us on 0438 731 503 or email

Beach safety question

Q: How do you identify a safe shallow sandbank?

A: Look for wide parallel breaking waves, continuing to shore.


Dates to watch

Nippers every Sunday from 0830

Parko’s comp 23-24th of October – anywhere on coast (probably Coolum)

Yaroomba Classic 30-31st October

Coolum Boardriders club comp 7th November

Golden day’s music festival Coolum Football Club Sat 6th Nov

Uncle Toby Iron man series Dec 19th



How GOOD is our winter here!!

Winter is slowly approaching but not here yet! The water is still warm at around 22 degrees and I'm still wearing boardshorts, haven't had to dust off our wetties yet!!
Coolum Point Perry was breaking today got a few waves. Man I love this time of year.
Small crowds, light winds, warm water and 1.5mt easterly swell. What more do we want.... mmmm fish and chips for lunch! Yes Coolum Seafoods.
This time of year is predominantly light offshore winds, small surf and still warm water, great for beginners!
Go Surfing Today!! Book a Lesson
Chris Kendall

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April - Perfect Month for learning to surf

If you ever wanted to learn to surf April is the month. In April we are coming into the calmer part of the year with the cyclonic season passed us we are starting to get more of the light offshore winds in the mornings, meaning winter in on its way. This time of year is personally my favourite with still swell around, light offshore winds and plenty of waves around for everyone.

 It’s a great time of the year to holiday as typically we have plenty of blue skies, warm sun, light offshore winds and small waves. With all these countless perfect days it’s a great time to come up for a holiday, day trips and simply hang down the beach with the kids. The water is still warm and the conditions are great for learning so get out the today and enjoy the ocean.

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