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New Date: Sun April 24, 2022

Event Update

April 24, 10:43am


This is devastating, conditions have now deteriorated so quickly that we have been forced to abandon all further events today.

Our priority is always keeping you safe out on the course and our Surf Life Saving team can no longer perform their role safely in the conditions we are now faced with.

We are so sorry that this has to happen, many of you are standing on the beach as we speak and this will be devastating news.  However, it is in the best interests of all swimmers and support staff that we have made this decision.

Our focus for now is on making sure that those on the course finish safely, we will provide a further update later today about the next steps.

Team WSS

Course Update

April 23, 2:41pm

Conditions at Kirra Beach are still looking good for tomorrows event, however the swell is building at Snapper Rocks.  This makes it a potentially hazardous start location, especially with the increased number of board riders also competing for waves.

So, we have now made the decision to start all events at Coolangatta Beach.  Below is a summary of changes:

  • All events start at Coolangatta beach in the same location
  • 1km course is unchanged
  • 2km, 3km & 5km events swim past Kirra Beach towards North Kirra, then each have a separate turn-around bouy
  • 2km, 3km & 5km events use the same Final Turn when they return to Kirra Beach to finish
  • Every swimmer must make their own way to Coolangatta Beach – it’s a short walk from our event site at Kirra Beach (less than 1km)
  • Check-in for all distances is at Kirra Beach (no change)
  • Alternative Course Map below

Alternative Course Map

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Event Program

April 24, 2022
730-830 5.0km Check-in @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC
800-930 2.0km Check-in
830-945 3.0km Check-in
1000-1100 1.0km Check-in (incl Juniors)
10:00am Cooly 5.0 Start @ Coolangatta Beach
10:10am Cooly Classic 2.0 Start
@ Coolangatta Beach
10:20am Cooly 3.0 Start @ Coolangatta Beach
11:10am Safety Briefing (1000m) @ Coolangatta Beach
11:15am 1000m Junior Giants Start @ Coolangatta Beach
11:20am Cooly 1000 Start @ Coolangatta Beach
12:00pm Presentations @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC
1130-1230 Age Group Prize Collection @ Event Site – Kirra SLSC
**Check-in for each distance closes at scheduled shuttle bus departure time

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