A Quick Guide To Coolangatta

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Mick Fanning’s Rip Curl Surf Shop is right in the heart of town. He doesn’t work behind the counter or anything, but if you need wax or boardies, stop in. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

If you ever find yourself in the surfing fantasy-land that is Coolangatta on the Gold Coast of Australia, you will no doubt be taken by its modern and fashionable charm. I can easily say that this is the most surf psyched city in the world, and you can feel it in the air when you walk the streets—surf is king here in Cooly. You’ve seen the Superbank and Duranbah in full wave-machine mode, so now let’s take a quick tour of the town, and give you a few tips on how to live like a local while you’re here.—Chris Cote

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