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Surfing and Accommodation in Coolangatta

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 Dec 19th 2013 3:05pm

Take a short trip to the Caloundra Regional Gallery and experience the paen to surfing culture, Sons of Beaches 72, an exhibition and series of film screenings that charts the short board revolution in Australia, and the development of the pro-surfing movement from the Gold Coast in the early 1970s.

The exhibition runs from Thursday 5 December to Sunday 2 February. Entry is free and no bookings are required.

Morning of the Earth (G rating)is a 1971 classic surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick. The film’s soundtrack was produced by G. Wayne Thomas and included music and songs by noted Australian music acts Tamam Shud, John J. Francis, Brian Cadd and G. Wayne Thomas.

The record became the first Australian Gold soundtrack album. In October 2010, the soundtrack for Morning of the Earth (1971) was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. Screens on Sunday 12 January, 2.00 pm.

Endless Summer (M rating) — is the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, these California surfers accomplish in a few months what most people never do in a lifetime.

Director Bruce Brown has created a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. Screens at Sunday 19 January, 2.00 pm

Make a date with Coolingatta and (re)acquaint yourself with some of the great surf breaks south of the Gold Coast and take this opportunity to dive back into history to see where it all began at Sons of Beaches 72.

Fully self contained Kirra Surf Apartments are situated right on gorgeous Kirra Beach, with all apartments looking out to the glorious Pacific ocean. This spectacular location is just 5 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and 30 minutes from central Surfers Paradise. To the South is the Tweed Valley and the popular Northern Rivers and beach regions of NSW. Make it real this summer, book your holiday accommodation now.

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