Original Country of Origin Australian one sheet movie poster The Coolangatta Gold. Steve Lucas (Joss McWilliam) is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment at being forced to live in his brothers shadow. His brother, Adam (Colin Friels), is burdened by his fathers desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon. It is the greatest endurance test of them all, a marathon involving a twenty kilometre beach run, 2 kilometre swim and a seventeen kilometre surf ski from Surfers Paradise along the golden arc of beach to Coolangatta and back to the start. The Coolangatta Gold is a story of human endeavour and endurance against overwhelming odds.