Riding Waves At The Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast Surfing Championship

After being sick in Brisbane, Australia for a few days, my cold, and the weather broke for a day and I went out to the Gold Coast with a few friends to attend the Quicksilver Pro 2013 Gold Coast Surfing Championship.

Gold Coast was a fun little surfing strip, with lots of beach bars and cafes, lots of people on the rocks watching the surfing, and an amazing break. Although I didn’t surf myself, it was a good motivation for surfing in Bali this coming week.. standby for that!

Also in Brisbane, I stayed at the Bunk Backpackers, and enjoyed exploring Brisbane’s Chinatown. Australia is expensive, and staying near chinatown was a good way to eat some tasty and inexpensive asian food – although nowhere as tasty and inexpensive as the food I’ve been eating since I’ve been in Indonesia – more on that later.

A few pics of Australia’s Gold Coast:

Quicksilver Pro Surfing 2013
2013-03-07 Gold Coast and Brisbane - IMG_1703-FullWM
2013-03-07 Gold Coast and Brisbane - DSC09137-FullWM