We’re turning Surfers Paradise into Skaters Paradise!

Only at SPRINGTIME can you find a skate plaza that has golden beaches and live music as your backdrop! Returning to the streets of Surfers Paradise from 1 – 3 September 2023, SPRINGTIME is bringing back the Vans Skate Plaza for the ultimate skate experience!

The custom-built Vans Skate Plaza is set right on the beachfront of Surfers Paradise throughout the three-day festival. Free and open to the public, all experienced skaters are welcome to bring their boards along and wear their most comfortable pair of Vans to have a skate in the plaza.

If you’re less of a skater and more of an appreciator, no stress! We’re stoked to announce that professional skaters from the Vans Skate Team will be showcasing their skills to the festival crowd each day, get to know them below!


Leading the charge, Jesse Noonan is the life of the party and a VANS team rider vet. Known for his incredibly trick heavy runs and his fast and fearless approach to his lines, Jesse charges hard at every aspect of skating, making every contest, video, road trip or demo an experience.


Nixen Osborne has a unique approach to skateboarding that blazes its own path. With hard-charging lines mixed with precision, his high energy personality and penchant for stepping into spots few others would makes him a crowd favourite.


Rome might be the youngest of the bunch, but what he lacks in years he makes up for in precision. Known for his clean style and smooth execution of technical manoeuvres, Rome’s trick combinations are on par with the tour veterans.

With daily professional demos at the Vans Skate Plaza, a massive Arts Program and of course FREE live performances from artist such as Matt Corby, BENEE, Bag Raiders (DJ Set) and more, the music truly is just the beginning at SPRINGTIME.

Make sure to check out the full festival program now to see all that’s on offer for the festival!

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