- WSL / Sean Scott
- WSL / Sean Scott

The World Surf League Qualifying Series is returning to the world famous Burleigh Heads in 2019 and has been upagraded to a QS1,500 meaning the points are bigger, the field is bigger, the prize money and the names. But, this year, it's not all about the surfing, as you'll see below, there is something for the entire family including Skateboarding Demos, Yoga, Live Music and more.

Gold Coast Open Join us on Burleigh Hill for morning Yoga as part of this year;s Gold Coast Open. - WSL / SQ

Join us for a full morning of yoga and mindfulness classes, two amazing yoga sessions on Burleigh hill for Sunday 12th May.

There will be free class passes offered from Boheme and Body, product giveaways from Lululemon and a ‘UP & GLOW' facials given away by Emetheni. Join the community sunrise yoga event, or bring mum and kids to the 2nd session at 7.30am. Also, an amazing incentive by Bohome and Body ‘Chase the Sun workshops for 12-16 years olds. All classes are FREE.

Book here to secure your mat on the day, and to take advantage of facials from Ementhini, valued at $150 by booking in now.

LuluLemon mats are limited.

Session 1. Sunrise Yoga - 6.30am Join us for a sunrise flow.

Combining all the elements of breath, mind + body control to bring peace, strength and flexibility to you. A combination of pranayama, vinyasa, restorative postures, mindfulness and relaxation with our personal touches to bring you to your natural highest alignment. The class is suited for all stages of Yoga experience.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gold-coast-open-sunrise-yoga-session-registration-57958330928

Session 2. Mums + Kids - 7.30am How do you eek about making it "family yoga" instead both Boheme and Lululemon are working to be more inclusive so here is a good description. A morning of yoga + fun for the whole family! Together you and your little ones will stretch, breath, laugh + love. The class is interactive as you move through the poses, games + relaxation together. Combining all the elements of a general practise in a fun way for everyone's enjoyment. Families of all shapes and sizes + little yogi's of all ages welcome.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gold-coast-open-family-yoga-registration-58687071611

With thanks to lululemon, boheme and body, Emetheni

Gold Coast Open 2019 Gold Coast Open Introduces Skateboarding. - WSL / SQ

Skateboarding - Friday 10th - Sunday 12th May 2019.

Here's something you didn't expect! This year we're expanding the action with the inclusion of skateboarding; through clinics, demos and an all-in skate jam! The skateboarding world has an amazing way of bringing people together to share their passion - so bring your mates down to Burleigh and enjoy the skate setup and all other attractions!

Friday 10th May School clinics Day 11 - 4pm. Saturday 11th May Community Clinics Day - 11am - 4pm Sunday 12th Demo and participant competition 11 - 4pm

Register your school here: skateparkleagues@ymca.org.au

Register for the clinics here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXySm65enQ0Ae-Yt-zt8h2sAjo4PvgUYkpmR9dWduKdltj_A/formResponse

Register for the competition here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMwIaNEoOTDEKisYa0GmRsAd_yB_voKhpqTT2t6Co8QDpbWg/viewform

Gold Coast Open Donny Love, Tones and I and The Vanns will play on the Sunday of the Gold Coast Open. - WSL / SQ

LIVE Music - Sunday 12th May 2019

Join us for an entertaining afternoon from approx 4pm. On the Hill, Burleigh Heads.

Donny Love Donny Love are nocturnal icons of the sunshine state and natural outsiders. They've spent several years now brooding and maturing, diligently studying their craft and carving out their own oddball sound which incorporates carnal elements of rock, jazz, new wave, pop and soul among other things. They appear now and then to perform and release, and their live show has gained notoriety for its high energy and sensational qualities. Already to their name they have several singles, an EP, national tours, notable performances including Gizzfest 2017, and have shared stages with the Allah Lahs, Thee Oh Sees, Homeshake, The Growlers, Chastity Belt, Rolling Blackouts CF and The Creases.

Tones and I Tones And I is selling out venues full of fans singing every word of her unreleased music. Originally from the Mornington Peninsula, Tones took a trip to Byron Bay in early 2018 and took a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street - so she quit her retail job and decided to make Byron Bay her new home. Since then, Tones And I has been selling out shows nationally, the most recent at Bondi's Beach Road Hotel with a record crowd and line around the block. Tones And I debut single, ‘Johnny Run Away' was recorded with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants, Tia Gostelow, The Belligerents) and highlights the singers strong and unique vocals.

The Vanns Following 2017's EP, Shake The Hand That Picks The Fight, The Wollongong NSW indie-rock quartet are thrilled to announce their brand new single, ‘How Was I Supposed To Know', as well as a string of shows in support of the release. Produced by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey), ‘How Was I Supposed To Know' is the band's strongest and most commanding track yet, which according to singer/guitarist Jimmy Vann deals with "The collapse of a relationship and the frustration, confusion and envy that comes along with seeing the one you love moving on easily in every way, whilst you're still caught up in what was." The band will be supported nationally by Wing Defence and the tour kicks off at Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong, followed by a headline run down the eastern seaboard from Brisbane through to Adelaide.

The Gold Coast Open QS1,500 will run from May 8 - 12 and will be broadcast LIVE at worldsurfleague.com.

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