If you are planning a vacation to Australia’s Sunshine Coast for surfing, you will be amazed at all of the surfing locations you have to choose from. There are some surfing spots that are perfect for the beginner surfer, and then there are those sports that are ideal for surfers that feel confident in their ability to ride the big waves. There are over 126 surfing spots to choose from, so there is a location for every surfer, from beginner to expert level. Surfers from all over the world come to the Sunshine Coast just to ride the waves.
A popular surfing spot is at Double Island Point which is located right in Queensland, Australia. There is actually no road access to this point, but four-wheel drive vehicles can get here by traveling along the beach from Rainbow Beach. The best spot for surfing is located on the northern side. This location is more suited for experienced surfers only. Another surfing spot for experienced surfers is Old Woman Island. This location can be dangerous though, so be careful. The water does have a number of urchins, rocks, and even sharks. Old Woman Island is best for surfers that can travel there by boat.
For the beginner surfer, there are many spots to choose from. Noosa Main Beach has waves that range from five to 12 feet. It is one of the few beaches on the coastline of Australia that faces the north direction. At this location, there are surfing lessons offered. Visitors can take surfing lessons with a professional surfer at Noosa Groyne. Little Cove is also another great spot for beginners. The waves range in size from three to six feet tall. The only things to look out for in the water are sharp rocks. Other fun surfing locations along the Sunshine Coast are Mooloolaba, Coolum and Noosa National Park.
When you are traveling to the Sunshine Coast with the intention of finding the best surfing spots, it is important to get a feel for the locations that you choose before heading out into the water. Make sure you are comfortable with the size of the waves before attempting to ride them. It is also important to look out for any dangers that could be in the water, but if you take the proper precautions, your surfing vacation will be everything you want it to be.
So if you’re planning a surfing holiday to the Sunshine Coast, or just possibly learning try out surfing for the first time while enjoying your Coolum Beach holiday, make sure you talk to Wade and the helpful staff at the Beach Retreat at Coolum for some great local knowledge and surfing tips.