Gold Coasters spread their wings on the sand for world record attempt

There were extraordinary scenes on Kurrawa Beach this morning, as thousands of Gold Coasters attempted to break a world record.

Locals of all ages woke up extra early to descend on the sand, in a bid to try and smash the record for the Most People Making Sand Angels Simultaneously.

And it turns out it was definitely worth the early wake up call, with the Gold Coast unofficially setting a new record of a whopping 1635 sand angels.


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

It’s expected to take roughly 12 weeks for the numbers to be made official after evidence has been submitted.

The event raises funds for Aussie farmers and rural communities in need, with gold coin donations on the day going towards Drought Angels.

Holding back tears, Drought Angels director and co-founder Tash Johnston said it was very emotional to see everyone come together to raise much needed funds.

“Gold Coasters have slipped on their angel wings and risen to the occasion,” Ms Johnston said.

“It means so much to our farming families and rural communities that their city counterparts are thinking of them, especially in the lead-up to Christmas.

“We’re still tallying up donations however currently the Gold Coast has raised $21,864 to support our Aussie farmers in need.”

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the city pride this morning was “truly immense”.

“The Gold Coast have-a-go spirit was alive and kicking this morning. We had people from all across the city take part, from local schools and community clubs, international students to our Gold Coast Suns and Gold Coast Titans.

“We even had people make the journey from Brisbane and northern New South Wales. It makes me proud to see everyone come together to help make history for the Gold Coast and to send the message to our farmers that we care.”

Mayor Tate said it was so good, he wants to do it all again next year.

“Instead of a one-off stunt, I want to come back here in another 12 months and break our own record and show that we truly care,” he said.

“My point is we raised some funds with a lot of love, and there will be a few people who missed the opportunity so they can come back again!”

1029 Hot Tomato and Channel Nine’s Today Show were broadcasting live from the event during the morning.