8 Gold Coast Sports Events To Watch This Summer

As one of the most recognisable locations in Australia, the Gold Coast is an ideal summer holiday destination. The sandy beaches alone cause tourists and travellers from all over the world to visit. However, the Gold Coast has a lot more to offer. From NRL matches to CrossFit Championships, the Gold Coast is turning sports mad this summer. 

Corona Open

The Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro, from 2020, will be known as the Corona Open. The Corona Open is a huge event for the world’s best surfers, for both men’s and women’s competitors. As the season opener for the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour, it sets the tone for the entire surfing year, making the Corona Open an exhibition of high-quality male and female surfing. 


The competition generally runs from roughly 7am to 3pm each day, and will only occur in the best possible surf conditions. However, the numerous sponsor parties and scheduled nightlife activities ensure that there’s plenty to do once the sun goes down. The Corona Open will be at Coolangatta’s iconic Snapper Rocks from the 26th of March to the 5th of April.


Gold Coast Open 

The best Australian and international surfers make their way to the Gold Coast in May for the Gold Coast Open. Hosted by the WSL, this event sees competitors vying for the WSL qualifying series points in order to be eligible to compete in other world class competitions during the year. 


Burleigh Heads will play host to the Gold Coast Open from the 1st to the 4th of May. Burleigh Heads couldn’t be a more perfect location either. This is due to its natural amphitheatre that allows spectators to watch events in style and comfort. The competition will kick off at 8am and finish at 4pm each day. 

CrossFit Championship 

The CrossFit Championship sees the best CrossFit athletes come together in one place in order to vie for the top prizes. A sanctioned proving ground for CrossFit athletes, spectators can marvel at the competitor’s sheer strength and athletic capabilities. 


The 2020 CrossFit Championship will be held at the Convention Centre in Broadbeach from the 5th of March to the 8th. Ticket prices range from $41.80 to $123.20. 

NRL All-Stars

CBUS Super Stadium in Robina will play host to yet another epic NRL game. The NRL Harvey Norman All-Stars is a showcase of First Nations players proudly representing their cultures.


On Saturday February 22, the Australian Indigenous All-Stars are set to take on the New Zealand Maori Kiwis. For between $20 and $90, spectators can expect a game filled with flair, talent and passion. 

Beach Handball 

Coolangatta Beach will play host to four days of beach handball fun. Organised by Handball Queensland, the Beach Handball Nationals Australia is set to be an exhilarating tournament, perfect for watching. Beach handball encapsulates two of Queensland’s favourite things, the beach and sport!


Kicking off on Thursday February 20 at 11am and coming to a close on Sunday February 23 at 7pm, there is a lot of fun to be had down on Coolangatta Beach. 


2020’s Bowlzilla will see the largest gathering of skaters in Australia for a fifth year. Growing from strength to strength every year, Bowlzilla is a unique skateboard festival designed to celebrate the end of summer. However, this event is so much more. 


Bowlzilla is about building a platform for the future of Australian skating, keeping the sport fun and ultimately owned by skaters. This event creates opportunities for local skaters to come together and celebrate all the things that make skateboarding so great. 


Anyone wanting to participate can head down to Elanora Skatepark on Saturday March 14, where entry will be free. 


On Sunday February 23, Runaway Bay will play host to the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series. Consisting of six fun triathlon events, it’s a fantastic way to unite the girls or the whole family on a fun day out. 


This triathlon aims to kick 2020 off with a bang! Participants can choose the ultra, long, medium or short courses to test their abilities or limits. This event is open to all women and boys and girls aged between 7 and 13 years old. 


If competitive events aren’t for you, why not compete in the Fun Run? Open to all genders, young and old, the Fun Run is a great way to enjoy some fun and active time in the sun. 

Gold Coast Volleyslam 

On Friday March 13, Coolangatta Beach will kickstart 10 massive days of beach volleyball fun! This multi competition beach volleyball festival, the Gold Coast Volleyslam, will see the best junior, national and international players competing on the beach. 


Coolangatta Beach couldn’t be a better location for such an event. Spend the day on the sand watching the best players compete in high-level beach volleyball, before making the short walk to enjoy Coolangatta’s food and drinks scene.

Summer on the Gold Coast

Looking for somewhere to cool down between all of the sport and fun the Gold Coast has to offer? Look no further than The Cooly Hotel. Situated along the beachfront in Coolangatta, The Cooly Hotel is the perfect place to relax and recharge across the road from some of your favourite events.

01 / 02 / 2020