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Top Surf Spots in Sunshine Coast - Choose from over 126 locations

A surfer's paradise if there ever was one, Sunshine Coast is not short of fabulous locations to enjoy the perfect wave break at. If your interest is piqued, do read on and discover some hidden gems.


Choose from the Best Surf Locations

The Sunshine Coast can easily boast over 126 top locations for surfing. Surf sites vary to accommodate beginners, intermediates, and professionals. The points are located between Double Island Point to First Point and then again between Old Woman Island and Mooloolaba Beach.


Best Surf Spots for Beginners

There are a number of popular locations for beginners to enjoy a spot of surfing on the Sunshine Coast; take Noosa Beach, for instance, just 35 minutes away if you are a guest at Oaks Seaforth Resort and the resorts surrounding it; this is the area's only north facing the beach. Little Cove, on the other hand, offers gently rolling breaks that are favoured by both beginners and intermediates. If you are an absolute beginner, choose the protected corners around Coolum, Mooloolaba, and Noosa. These are well protected as opposed to the open beaches that are bombarded by winds and other elements.


Little Cove

This is the perfect spot for beginners and is not too far from the best Sunshine Coast resorts. The sea is often quite flat with the occasional swell serving beginner surfers well. Larger waves can be caught around the right point of this beach, suitable for intermediates and beginners; mind you though, most of Little Cove's beach disappears at high tide.


Surf Points for Experienced Surfers

Check out Noosa National Park; the boiling point here offers quite the experience. Crashing and reeling off rocks until you finally end up at Noosa Beach, the waves are mellow and easy, ideal for longboards. The breaks are on average 5 to 12 feet high with rocks and shanks being the only dangers present. To get to this beach you need to park your vehicle within the Noosa National Park towards the end of Park Road; the point is about a five-minute walk from there.


Tea Tree Bay

Head over to the right corner of this bay for the best breaks and best experiences. Waves range in size from 2 to 6 feet while rocks are the only danger present there.


Alexandra Bay

Alexandra Bay promises to deliver, even when other popular spots are flat. Although there are two surf points at this bay; the inside pocket is where one would enjoy the best experience. This beach has a 'clothes optional' policy and might not be suitable for families.


Double Island Point

This is where you'd find Australia's longest break. Double Island consists of two break points which are the pocket at the corner end of Rainbow Beach and Teewah Beach. Towards the end of Teewah Cove, the breaks are a few powerful lefts.


Old Woman Island

Also for the experienced surfer, this point offers both left and right-hand waves. The right hand is tipped to be the coasts only reef break that should be taken on by experienced surfers only. Getting to Old Woman Island is dicey with a few sharks swimming about and, therefore, taking a boat there is safer than paddling.

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