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Noosa World Surfing Reserve


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 the coastline from pollution and over-development. This is why today, locals and visitors can still enjoy pristine beaches, outstanding surf zones and an abundance of wildlife in Noosa's waters and along the coastline.

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. It serves as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognising and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes.

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World-class point breaks

The Noosa World Surfing Reserve is a 5km stretch of waves from the Noosa River mouth, around the Noosa National Park headland, to North Sunshine Beach. It offers 5 world-class point breaks and 3 consistent beach breaks, with something to suit all surfers - from learners to champions.

Keen to jump on a board and experience Noosa's world-class point and beach breaks? Find out about Noosa's best surfing spots below.