The annual CoastOut surfing competition will once again rip up the beaches of the Coffs Coast in 2011, alongside Australia’s first LGBTI beach carnival.

Sponsored by Coffs Harbour’s UNREAL Estate, the world’s first gay and lesbian surfing competition will be held on Saturday, October 29, making it the ideal way to grab a tan and catch some hot surfing action before that night’s dance party.

Organisers have pulled together a bunch of surfing professionals to organise, coordinate, commentate and judge the one-day salt-water event.

This year’s competition will be mobile, meaning entrants will be advised of the location on the day to ensure they are able to ride the best surf conditions possible.

As well as giving spectators plenty of sexy bods to look at, there will be a host of great prizes up for grabs, with the winners crowned at the CoastOut Fair Day on Sunday, October 30.

This year the CoastOut Beach Carnival has a great choice of events for everyone.

The CoastOut Beach Carnival Crew will strut to the sand for a 10.30am start on October 29 for some fun-filled hours.

The day will begin with a 4km Beach Run followed by a 1.2km Harbour Ocean Swim.

Then it’s time to see who’s the fastest on the sand in the 80m beach sprints and the CoastOut banana beach flags, and who’ll be crowned the best team in the relay swim. Participants will also have the chance to win cash and prizes worth thousands of dollars.

Those less sporty can head to the CoastOut sandpit for sand modelling, frisbee exhibition, handbag and tool belt tosses or a game of beach volleyball.

Whether you compete in the fun and frivolity or just enjoy the sun, it’s sure to be one of the highlights of the festival for 2011 and for years to come. Let’s see you on the beach and show us your magic.

INFO: Registrations close October 15. Download a registration form at

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