Gold Coast Treasure: Andrew McKinnon

To the Gold Coast surfing community, Andrew McKinnon (or Andy Mac as he is affectionately known) is a treasure.

For almost 30 years, the former World Longboard Champion worked as a surf reporter, sharing his thoughts on the local surf conditions on-air daily.

Andy Mac is also a fierce protector of our local breaks, and helped lead the charge to have the southern Gold Coast declared the 8th World Surfing Reserve in 2016.

In an exclusive chat with myGC, Andy Mac talks surf, his career and his love for the Gold Coast. Watch below:

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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