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Happy Birthday Surfers Paradise!

By Andrew Bell

The wonderful city is set to celebrate its milestone 80th birthday on December 1, so come down from your Surfers Paradise property and join the party.

There will be plenty of action for the kids down on the Surfers Paradise foreshore, with plenty of entertainment and food available.

Get inked with a temporary Surfers Paradise tattoo, or watch the incredible displays put on by the Surf Life Saving Club.

If that's not enough of a reason to leave your beautiful Main Beach real estate, why not try out one of the many rides on offer, or revel in the skydive display?

A highlight of the celebration will be the time capsule ceremony. Members of the community will fill the capsule with items celebrating both the past and present of the city.

It will then be interred by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and left unopened for 20 years until the city reaches its milestone centenary.

The city can trace its roots back to 1933 when hotelier Jim Cavill campaigned to rename Elston, which was the region south of the Nerang River from Southport.

Although the name 'Sea Glint' was considered, the area was coined Surfers Paradise, which exemplifies the best the city has to offer.

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