Gold Coast officially breaks world record for most sand angels

It’s official Gold Coast – we now hold the world record for the most people making sand angels simultaneously on a beach!

Guinness World Records has confirmed the Gold Coast’s record attempt on November 22 last year was successful, with 1,624 descending on Kurrawa Beach to spread their wings and make angels in the sand.

The previous record holder was the city of Ludington in Michigan, who set the record in 2017 with 1387 people making sand angels simultaneously.


Hot Tomato’s Moyra Major was there for the event and said it was an incredible experience.

“The morning was just amazing, and it was wonderful to see so many Gold Coasters come together to try and beat the record,” she said.

“We thought we were close on the day, but to finally have confirmation that the Gold Coast set a new record is just brilliant.”


As part of the Gold Coast’s world record attempt, much needed awareness and funds was also raised for Australian farmers and their communities doing it tough.

Mayor Tom Tate said almost $30,000 was raised on the day through charity Drought Angels.

“This was a show of Gold Coast community spirit at its very best,” Mayor Tate said.

“It was a truly wonderful morning and I can’t wait until we are able to do another event like this one sometime in the future, once the pandemic is behind us.”