The beautiful natural environment, laidback lifestyle, crystal-clear waves and stunning beaches – Noosa is one of Australia’s most iconic surf towns and proudly, the 10th World Surfing Reserve. It’s home to world surfing champions, surf schools and the largest longboarding event in the world! Discover surfing in Noosa.
Noosa offers plenty of choices for your next saltwater fix, from the gentle waves of Noosa Main Beach to the long, eastern beaches from Sunshine to Peregian, and across to Noosa North Shore and beyond.
Noosa is the 10th World Surfing Reserve, recognising the community’s surf and conservation culture and environmental protection. The 5km stretch of waves from the Noosa River mouth, around the Noosa National Park headland to north Sunshine Beach offers five world-class point breaks and three consistent beach breaks. There’s something to suit all surfers – from learners to champions. Read more in our guide to the best surfing in Noosa.
Noosa’s gentle waves are ideal for learning to surf. Surf schools near Noosa’s Main Beach and further along Noosa North Shore at Double Island Point will have you standing up in no time!
The largest longboard event in the world, the Noosa Festival of Surfing, presented by the Noosa Malibu Club, started in 1992. It has grown to become the biggest longboarding event in the world. Celebrating the joy of surfing, the annual event is held on Noosa’s world-famous point breaks off the Noosa National Park. There are events for all ages and all levels of experience – there’s even a section for dogs!
In 2017, Noosa became the 10th World Surfing Reserve. The NWSR abides by the code of ethics set out by World Surfing Reserves - Share. Protect. Preserve - which was designed to protect surf ecosystems across the globe.
Share –We are here to share the stoke of our World Surfing Reserve with everyone, share knowledge and expertise, share the waves.
Respect- We teach respect in and around our WSR for the environment, culture and local community, respect for the Surfers Code, respect for the line-up and personal levels of ability, respect for those who came before us.
Preserve – We work to preserve the outstanding waves of our WSR, preserve the surrounding environment, surf culture, history and economic benefits to community.
The Noosa World Surfing Reserve has devised a simple Surfer Code to reduce the chance of conflict and injury on our world-class breaks. Let our local grommets tell you all about it, and follow the code to help make your surfing experience the best it can be!
If there’s enough swell and conditions allow, I will head straight to First Point in Noosa – that’s where it all started for me – Julian Wilson, World Surf League professional surfer and Noosa local.