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4 best Noosa Heads surf breaks to try this year

Did you know that Noosa gets around 280 – 300 days of rideable surf per year? And that the Noosa Heads surf breaks are some of the best in the world!

As a World Surfing Reserve, Noosa’s officially recognised for its exceptional waves, unique environmental characteristics, and solid surf history and community support. It’s an admirable coastal community devoted to the preservation of the epic coastal and surfing resources.

The laid-back surf culture and spectacular natural environment attracts scores of visitors every year. So, whether you’re a pro surfer, newbie, or just keen to see what all the fuss is about, come and visit this exceptional part of Queensland, Australia.

Check out the 4 best Noosa Heads surf breaks to try this year!

First Point – Noosa Main Beach

The name says it all – First Point is the first-place long boarders go to catch waves in Noosa Heads. Located at the far end of Noosa Main Beach next to the National Park, it has smaller waves that are great for newbies wanting to learn to surf. This area offers quality right-hand waves and the best point breaks for beginners on a smaller swell. Here you can cruise a ride of 50 – 200m!

Tea Tree Bay – Noosa National Park

Just 10 minutes’ walk from the entrance of Noosa National Park, Tea Tree Bay is a beautiful, secluded spot. If you’re a more experienced surfer, get there early to bag yourself a private sunrise surf. This exposed point break has dependable surf, and the best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. If you’re also looking for the most scenic spot, then head to Tea Tree!

Granite Bay – Noosa National Park

Granite Bay is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the nearest carpark and faces a different direction than most of the other point breaks in Noosa, and breaks left and right. As the name suggests, Granite Bay can get pretty rocky further out, so stick closer to the beach if you’re still a beginner. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here and offshore winds blow from the east-southeast and tends to receive distant groundswells. If you want the biggest waves, head to Granite Bay.

Alexandria Bay – Noosa National Park

Alexandria Bay is known by the locals as A-Bay and is ideal for more advanced surfers. Located on the east side of Noosa Heads, it’s quicker to reach from Sunshine Beach. This open beach takes a little more effort to get to, but the tranquil views and perfect waves are worth it! You’ll get dependable surf with offshore winds from the west. You’ll likely get groundswells and windswells, and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right.

Get a wave check on the Noosa Surf cam

Don’t leave the best surfing conditions to chance! Before you decide where to ride the waves, check the Noosa Heads surf cam first.

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Stay in Noosa accommodation by the surf

Stay in the heart of the Noosa world surfing reserve at Little Cove Court in Noosa Heads. Located directly opposite Little Cove Beach and next to Noosa National Park, you’ll be in the premier position to access all the best noosa heads surf breaks!

If you’re looking for serene beachfront apartments that embrace the natural beauty of Noosa, then take a look at our self-contained 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom luxury apartments and penthouses. Sleeping up to 9 people, depending on the apartment, you, your friends, your partner, or family can slip into Noosa life at Little Cove.

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