In 2017, Noosa became the 10th World Surfing Reserve, recognising decades of best practice in coastal management and protection that have resulted in Noosa's international reputation as one of surfing’s natural wonders.
In Noosa, people have long been passionate about protecting its coastline from pollution and over-development. This is why still today, locals and visitors can enjoy pristine beaches, outstanding surf zones and an abundance of wildlife in the water and coastline of Noosa.
The Noosa World Surfing Reserve has taken on the responsibility of helping to continue that protection into future generations.
A World Surfing Reserve identifies, designates and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments around the world, serving as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognising and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes.
Keen to jump on a board and experience Noosa's world-class point and beach breaks? Find out about Noosa's best surfing spots here.