Grab your board and head to Australia for some of the best point breaks in the world. Start making plans for Queensland holidays and don’t forget your wetsuit.
With four excellent surf beaches to choose from, beginners and advanced surfers can hang ten with the best of them. Beginners can head to First Point for small to medium sized waves, while the more experienced wave riders will get their grove on at Johnsons, Tea Tree, and Granite Bay.
Known for excellent beach breaks, Surfers Paradise is located on the Gold Coast. Best for beginners, there are some excellent surfing schools where you can learn how to surf the small swell. If you don’t own a board, there are plenty of places where you can rent your equipment.
Located in south Queensland, Burleigh is one of the best surfing beaches in the entire state. The sandy bottom makes for excellent barrels and superb right-handers, and on a good day, the waves can be massive.
Far North Queensland is stunning, and if you have been thinking about excellent jumps and great surf, Yorkey’s Knob has it all. The surf is small because of the sand bar, but it is a great place to practice your cutbacks.
South of Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta is best for intermediate level surfers. Try and paddle out at high tide if you ride a long board, as there is a smaller swell. Short board riders like to surf at high tide as the swell is much bigger.
It doesn’t matter what time of year you head to the Sunshine Coast, as Maroochydore has great surf all year round. However, don’t expect the same ride the next time you go, because the rougher weather can shift the breaks from day to day.
Another great surfing spot south of Surfers Paradise is popular with professional board riders all over the globe. You have to be experienced, or you will miss the break. Sometimes the swell can get well over 1.7 metres. If you have never surfed Kirra, sit on the point and watch how the locals ride the waves.
The Surf Life Saving Club rates this Sunshine Coast beach as moderately hazardous and Nobby Beach can produce some dangerous rips. The surf is great almost every day of the year, and has amazing right and left handed beach breaks.
The super bank at Snapper Rocks is loved by anyone who has ever ridden a wave. Touted as the most crowded surf beach in the country, you will see some of the world’s greatest surfers riding the long waves and point breaks all the way to Kirra. If you are newbie, be careful not to drop in and annoy the locals.
This beach break offers surfers consistent surf that is best when the offshore winds are working. The majority of the waves come from the groundswells. You can experience both right and left beach breaks, but be warned as it can get extremely crowed, especially during Queensland holidays.