Gold Coast smashes sand angels world record attempt

22 November 2019

More than 1600 angels descended on Kurrawa Beach this morning as the Gold Coast attempted the world record for Most People Making Sand Angels Simultaneously.  

While official numbers are yet to be confirmed, officials have confirmed an event turnout of 1635. 

Official world record verification can take up to 12 weeks after evidence has been submitted. 

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

Mayor Tom Tate said people from across the Gold Coast community came together to take part. 

“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,” said Mayor Tate.

Groundwater Country Music Festival Director Mark Duckworth said the event had been an outstanding success, with the Gold Coast truly exceeding their target of 1400 sand angels on the day. 

“We know our locals really get behind our events and festivals but this was something really different that could have gone either way.  It was a massive surprise and we were stoked with the turnout.  

“When we introduced Drought Angels as Groundwater’s new charity partner this year we knew it was the right fit as both our country and city fans felt an immediate connection and wanted to help. That help has been multiplied tenfold today and we are thrilled,” he said.

Drought Angels Co-Founder and Director Tash Johnston said the outpour of support from the Gold Coast community was overwhelming. 

“Gold Coasters have slipped on their angel wings and risen to the occasion.

 “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,” she said. 

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