Discounts, family friendly activities and a premier surf comp steps from our Coolangatta accommodation

Quiksilver Pro

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro outside your door at Ocean Plaza Resort

The beautiful Snapper Rocks at Coolangatta comes alive each March when it hosts the best surfers in the world for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro competitions.

A short stroll from your room at Ocean Plaza Resort, Snapper Rocks is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic surf breaks in the professional surfing circuit and attracts the best of the best. The competition runs for almost two weeks with the action based at Snapper and moving from Duranbah Beach to Kirra Beach – depending on where the best waves are!

Surfing legends Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow will carve up the shoreline in the Quiksilver Pro, while female superstars Stephanie Gilmore and Carissa Moore will battle it out in the Roxy Pro. Trials start on 28 February with the main event kicking off on 1 March and running through to 12 March 2014. There’s more than just surfing on offer with family friendly activities on the beach, giveaways, prizes and entertainment.

The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro competitions usually attract more than 50,000 spectators to the Cooly coastline – so get in quick and book a room with us to secure prime Coolangatta accommodation for this iconic event.

10% off your accommodation at Ocean Plaza Resort during the Bleach Festival

March is an amazing time to holiday at Coolangatta – the final weekend (7 – 9 March) of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro coincides with the first weekend of the Bleach Festival so you’ll have plenty to do while you’re with us! To celebrate the launch of the Bleach Festival we’re offering our guests a 10% discount on all accommodation from 7 to 23 March.

Stay with us and enjoy our luxury self-contained apartments with the ultimate ocean view and be steps away from live performances, pop up art installations and sunset BBQs. The third annual Bleach Festival is all about showcasing the arts, music and beach culture of our unique beachside communities and world famous surf breaks of the southern Gold Coast.

Be sure to check out the big bleach slide at Queen Elizabeth Park from 7 – 9 March – 15 metres high and 60 metres long of pure fun! And don’t miss some of the great acts the festival has lined up across the program, including ARIA award-winning musician Ash Grunwald, Violent Soho, The Trouble with Templeton and Jeremy Marou and friends. There’s something for everyone, so check out the full program at bleachfestival.com.au

Sandcastles you’ve only ever dreamed about at the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships

Myths, fairytales and legends will form in front of your eyes when you visit the Sand Safari from 8 February to 2 March 2014 at Surfers Paradise. Australia’s best sand sculpters will be out in force to create amazing works of sand art from the myths, fairytales and legends theme.

Kids, be amazed by the epic creations at the championship to be held over the weekend of 14 – 16 February. And then try and create your own masterpiece – free sand sculpting workshops will be held throughout the event, so make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to bring your wildest imaginings to life.

All the sand sculpting action is a short drive from our conveniently located accommodation at Coolangatta.

Remember to ask us about our 10% discount offer throughout the Bleach Festival in March when booking your accommodation with us at Ocean Plaza Resort!

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