Gold Coast nabs 2022 Aus Surf Life Saving champs in swap deal with WA

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will return to the Gold Coast next year just in case the comp still can’t make it to Perth.

We weren’t supposed to host the event again until 2023, but Western Australia is swapping event dates to provide clarity for surf clubs around the country.

It means we get nine days of Surf Life Saving Championship action beginning on April 2.


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Surf Life Saving Australia President John Baker ESM hopes this helps clubs and members plan for next year’s event.

“We are very pleased to be able to announce the success of negotiations which now allows a straight swap of locations between the 2022 and 2023 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships,” Mr Baker said in Broadbeach on Tuesday afternoon.

The Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is also excited to see the comp back in town.

“It is only fitting that the Aussies have found their home on the Gold Coast, as our city is famous for its hospitality, amazing weather and golden beaches,” said Tate.

“This event boosts our reputation as a safe and welcoming host destination and showcases everything great about the Goldie. Bring it on.”

Some of the events will be held at Broadbeach SLSC, North Kirra SLSC and Kurrawa SLSC.

The 2022 event on the Gold Coast is one of eight editions of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships that will be held in Queensland between 2022 and 2031.

The exact locations are yet to be locked in after the Perth event in 2023.