A Quick Guide To Coolangatta

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Reflection Towers is the current home to Dustin Barca, Roy Powers, the Gudauskas and a slew of other WCTers. The exchange rate is pretty favorable between the USA and Australia, so you might be able to afford a night or two at this posh residence—it’s basically like half price if you’re paying with US dollars—live a little, the top 15 floors have the greatest view you‘ll ever see. 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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