Swell Sculpture Festival 2014
The 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival is just six months away! From September 12 - 21, over fifty awe-inspiring sculptures built by local, national and international artists will be displayed along Currumbin Beach.
The ten day exhibition is an open all hours, free event. Visitors can experience the sculptures by day or enjoy the sculptures during twilight walks. There are also many other activities on offer including informative artist talks, kids workshops, artist master classes and the Swell Smalls Gallery.
Why not pack a picnic at your self-contained apartment on the Gold Coast and enjoy lunch or a sunset dinner amongst the sculptures! There are also cafes along the sculpture walk and the Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club at the southern end of Currumbin Beach.
Stay tuned to the San Simeon blog for more information!
Bleach and Bleach Jnr
Bleach* Festival kicks off at the end of this week, March 7th, and is set to deliver over two weeks of activities and events celebrating music, art, theatre, film and surf culture on the Gold Coast.
From street parties to outdoor theatre and pop-up art installations there is something for everyone during Bleach* Festival! Even the ‘groms’ are catered for with some specially planned Bleach* Jnr activities, including the mother of all waterslides … ‘The Big Bleach* Slide’!
The Big Bleach* Slide will be operating on the foreshore of Coolangatta Beach for three days, Friday March 7th to Sunday March 9th, kids over five years of age can ride the monster 15 metre high, 60 metre long waterslide for just $2 per ride!
Check out the full event program at Bleach* Festival.
Book your Gold Coast accommodation for Bleach* Festival staying in a fully self-contained beachfront apartment at San Simeon.
Eat Street Tugun
Come and experience the unique 'Eat Street' event which is part of Bleach* Festival, and your senses will thank you! Your tastebuds will dance and your toes will tap as you enjoy dining under the stars beneath Tugun's 88 year old Moreton Bay Fig while listening to great live music.
Food stalls from Tugun's restaurants will tantalise you with flavours from cultures near and far. There will be roving entertainers. lantern-lit trees and a special children's zone.
Dave Dow will set the scene for the evening with his blend of roots, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz, funk and soft rock. Then the Barksdale Brass Band will get the party in full swing with their blend of New Orleans and the Balkans style.
For this lively evening of Southern Gold Coast spirit head to Toolona Street Tugun from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday March 22nd!
San Simeon Absolute Beachfront apartments are your perfect choice for Tugun accommodation. Fully self-contained with an absolute beachfront position! What are you waiting for. Book your Gold Coast accommodation today!
ASP 2014 Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro
It's stop number 1 of 11 on the 2014 ASP World Championship Tour, and lucky for us it's in our own backyard; here on the Gold Coast.
In less than two weeks time the best male surfers and female surfers from around the globe will converge on our shores to kick off the tour and show us why they are the top rated surfers in the world.
The event never fails to impress and bring throngs of beach-goers to the Southern Gold Coast to check out the action in the water and our beautiful golden shores. Come along and cheer on top surfers such as the Gold Coast's own Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Stephanie Gilmore and 11 time world champion Kelly Slater.
When: 1 March to 12 March, 2014. Check the ASP website for more details.
Where: Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast.
Book Southern Gold Coast accommodation staying in nearby Tugun for this amazing annual surfing event.
Kirra Teams Challenge
Celebrating 30 years of inter-club team surfing, the Kirra Team Challenge, is the biggest inter-club competition in the world. The event first started in the 1960s as the Kirra Pro Am, but in 1985 the format was changed to teams.
Head to Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast 14-16 March 2014 as more than 30 of Australia’s most elite boardriding clubs from around Australia hit the Gold Coast to lay claim to the prestigious title of ‘Australia’s Best Boardriding Club.’
Book your Gold Coast accommodation staying at San Simeon Apartments in Tugun.
Photo: the winning 2011 Snapper Rocks team – Joel Parkinson, Jay Phillips and Clint Kimmins.
Bleach Festival 2014
In just over 31 days the Bleach* festival will be in full swing on the Gold Coast!
Bleach* festival is a popular and fast growing celebration of Gold Coast arts, music and of course, Beach Culture.
The festival, which runs from March 7th to 23rd, offers a program including contemporary live music, pop up art installations and exhibitions, outdoor film programs, street parties, theatre and ideas.
The program is delivered over three mega weekends.
The first weekend coincides with the launch of the surfing world tour, the Quicksilver and Roxy Pro. The weekend will provide the perfect celebration to the surfing season with live music, outdoor free cinema, the launch of the new Bleach* Jnr program and a new major commission by one of Australia’s most celebrated performing arts companies.
Bleach* Boulevard happens on the second weekend, this free street festival will take over Currumbin alongside music at the Soundlounge, theatre, films and more.
On the third and final weekend, don’t miss Eat Street here in Tugun! Stay tuned, we will bring you another update about Bleach* and Eat Street in coming weeks!
Book your Bleach* festival accommodation staying at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun.
Valentines Day 2014
If you'll be on the Southern Gold Coast for Valentine's Day there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
One option is the The Coolangatta Sands Hotel. They are offering a 2 course meal, main and dessert, served with a complimentary bottle of bubbles for just $39.90.
DJ James Canning will also be playing at the venue from 5:30 to 9:30pm. Friday the 14th of February 2014.
Give your special someone a night to remember and book a night (or two) at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments! Our absolute beachfront position is perfect for a romantic escape at Valentine's Day or anytime of year!
Absolute Romance at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments
This absolute beachfront position is your key to absolute romance this Valentines Day, Friday 14th February 2014! Enjoy a romantic sunset stroll hand-in-hand along the beach or pack a picnic breakfast and watch the sunrise with your toes in the sand!
Staying in our fully self-contained apartments you can prepare your own meals and take in the views from your balcony, enjoy a relaxed BBQ using our beachside BBQ facilities or head out to one of the nearby cafes or restaurants!
The weather is warm on the Gold Coast, so cool off in our beachfront pool and heated spa or head up to the roof top sauna and hot tub - reserved for adults.
Happy Valentines Day!
Opera on the Beach
For three nights, May 9th to 11th, the opera is coming out of the theatre onto the beach at Coolangatta!
Imagine beautiful music playing as the sun goes down on an operatic set with the stunning Gold Coast skyline as a backdrop!The Australian production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, stars some of Opera Australia’s finest singers, alongside a chorus gathered from community choirs and the Gold Coast’s surf life saving clubs.
The shows start at 6:30pm and run for approximately two hours with one half hour interval. For tickets and more information visit Bleach Festival Opera on the Beach.
Book Gold Coast accommodation in a self-contained apartment at San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments in Tugun, you will be well located to enjoy all that the Gold Coast has to offer.
Cooly Classic Ocean Swim
Those new to ocean swimming and elite swimmers alike will find an event to suit them at the Cooly Classic. The day offers the 2km Cooly Classic, as well as a 1km Cooly 1,000 and a 300 metre Kids Surf Dash.
The Cooly Classic is fast becoming Queensland’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly 1,000 runs a course from Coolangatta to Kirra Beach while the Cooly Classic starts at popular surf break, Snapper Rocks and follws the coast north past Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Coolangatta, finishing at Kirra Beach. The 300m Kids Dash is a free event for kids aged 8 years and over. Family and friends are welcome to share the experience and swim the course alongside the kids!
Rub shoulders with Olympic legend and ambassador of the Milk and Co Queensland Ocean Swim Series, Michael Klim, on the starting line of the final event in the series … or just come along and watch!
The Cooly Classic Ocean Swim is on Sunday the 30th of March.
San Simeon Absolute Beachfront Apartments are located on the shores of Tugun, just a short drive from Coolangatta. Book your self-contained apartment on the Gold Coast today!