Surfing

Noosa has some of the best surfing points in Australia. It rivals any of its’ more well-known Gold coast point breaks minus the high-rise along its foreshore. Thanks to the foresight of the earlier councils, Noosa set aside 4,000 hectares to form Noosa National Park. 4000 hectares of natural bushland, a winding tracks following unspoilt headlands.

Your morning greeted with long glassy conditions and surfers running to get amongst some of the best surf anywhere in the world. Surfing at Noosa starts at Sunshine Beach and continues right around the coastline of the national park and onto the North shore; a distance of approximately 12 km.

Noosa World Surfing Reserve

With magnificent waves and a wide variety of different breaks; Noosa is home to some of the best surfing zones in Australia. It was made the 10th World Surfing Reserve in 2017 for its outstanding waves, surf spots, and the surrounding environment. Surfers delight in the stunning azure water; filled with marine life and surrounded by breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

Noosa longboarding

Noosa is renowned for longboarding, with some of the best longboarding breaks in the world. It has become the home of the Noosa Festival of Surfing; held annually in March to celebrate the sheer joy of longboarding. Also as a result of the ideal longboarding conditions; Noosa has become the host of the World Surf League’s new event, The Noosa Longboard Open.

The open beaches are a fantastic place to start with plenty of waves for everyone. In some places, the waves are fast with lots of rips; recommended for those who are both confident swimmers and surfers. In contrast, Noosa offers sheltered patches of ocean, like Noosa Main Beach; perfect for surfing beginners and have lifeguards on hand if required.

Surfing with a beautiful backdrop!

If you venture into the beautiful Noosa National Park not only will you find; sub-tropical rainforest, open woodland, and adorable koalas. You will also be treated to incredible point breaks with a picturesque backdrop. It is very rocky in some areas so it’s important to be careful. It’s recommended, taking some time to watch the locals first to safely surf, in pure paradise. You may even be lucky enough to spot some turtles!!

Across the river from Noosa Heads lies Noosa North Shore; consisting of long stretches of white sand, dunes, and an idyllic coastline. Look out for dolphins as you explore this sensational surfing spot.

Noosa – A surfers bucket list item!

Noosa is a destination that demands a spot on every surfer’s bucket list! Also a great place for those who want to learn. It’s a stunning environment with waves to delight beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. However, it’s advisable to always check conditions on the day. You must ensure that you’re in the best spot for your skill level. For those who want to learn to surf or improve their skills, lessons are available with Learn to Surf Noosa. For those who just need to hire a surfboard, look no further than Noosa Beach Surf Hire.

The best-known surf breaks in the Noosa region:

Checkout local surf cam before heading out to catch some waves.

Sunshine Beach
BreakBeach break
Breaking directionRight and Left
BottomSand
PowerModerate
Length of rideShort bash to 100m
Best swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 2meters
Alexandria bay
BreakBeach-break
Breaking directionRight and Left
BottomSand
PowerModerate
Length of rideShort bash to 100m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 3meters
granite bay
BreakPoint break
Breaking directionRight
BottomSand and rock
Powermoderate
Length of ride50 to 200m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 3+meters
tea tree bay
BreakPoint break
Breaking directionRight
BottomSand and rock
PowerModerate
Length of ride50 to 200m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 3+meters
boiling pot
BreakPoint break
Breaking directionRight
BottomSand and rock
PowerModerate
Length of ride50 to 300m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 4 meters
noosa first point
BreakPoint break
Breaking directionRight
BottomSand and rock
PowerModerate
Length of ride50 to 200m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 3+meters
noosa beach
BreakBeach break
Breaking directionRight and Left
BottomSand
PowerSoft
Length of rideUp to 50m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 2meters
noosa river mouth
BreakBeach break
Breaking directionRight and Left
BottomSand
PowerModerate
Length of rideUp to 100m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 2meters
North shore
BreakBeach break
Breaking directionRight and left
BottomSand
PowerModerate
Length of rideUp to 100m
Swell directionSoutheast
Wind directionNorthwest
Swell sizeUp to 2meters