Catching a wave is a truly iconic, must-do experience in Noosa, and when you ride Noosa’s waves, you’ll be surfing in a globally recognised World Surfing Reserve! Simply put, this means that Noosa is not only home to some of the world’s most beautiful surf breaks, but the Noosa community also knows how to protect and look after them. Here’s our guide to finding Noosa's best waves.
Walk the coastal track through the Noosa National Park and discover the pristine white sandy beaches of Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay and Alexandria Bay – favourite launching pads for surfers wanting to ride the long point breaks at Nationals.
Noosa Main Beach is famous for its sheltered waters and clean waves, protected by the Noosa National Park Headland. Nearby Noosa Groyne, at the rock wall, is your go-to beach for learning to surf – hook up with one of the local surfing schools there every day or BYO board and practise!
North Sunshine Beach is flanked to the north by the Noosa National Park headland, and to the south by the 3km sandy stretch of Sunshine Beach, which is the start of an expanse of surf breaks along the eastern beaches.
The Noosa ‘Points’ are famous for waves that consistently break in the same speed and line – with long rocky points, sandy bottoms and 100m breaks – making these some of the best point breaks in the world. The points are: First Point, Little Cove, Boiling Pot, Tea Tree Bay & Granite Bay.
The 4km of stunning point and beach breaks from north Sunshine Beach, around the Noosa National Park headland, to the Noosa River Mouth, makes up the 10th World Surfing Reserve, an international program which identifies and preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments.