There is nothing quite like the freedom of catching a great wave, so it is no wonder that surfing has become a favourite pastime with visitors and locals along Australia’s east coast.
Whether you are just learning or a seasoned surfer, here are some of our picks for your next surfing holiday.
If you’re new to surfing then Noosa is the perfect place to dip your toe into the surfing scene with surf schools offering lessons year round. Little Cove is a beautiful protected beach surrounded by trees and is a great spot for beginners and long boarders. For more experienced surfers, take the coastal walking track through the National Park to local favourite, Tea Tree Bay. You will need to keep an eye out for rocks however in the right conditions you can catch some awesome waves, plus the gorgeous scenery and chance of spotting dolphins and turtles make it well worth a visit.
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Catch a wave like the pros at Cabarita Beach, the location of the Tweed Coast Pro event. Cabarita is a great choice for consistent swell in all tides and offers more protection from the northerly winds than most beaches in the area. It is an ideal spot for those still learning while more experienced surfers can enjoy some prime surfing at the point. Those wishing to take a swim or just relax and appreciate the scenery will also love Cabarita, making it a fabulous family day out.
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The Main Beach at Nambucca Heads is a great family hang out with smaller, beginner friendly waves common and the Surf Club nearby to grab a meal after some time in the water. Experienced surfers can catch some good waves during larger swells, particularly throughout winter.
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Redhead Beach is a great spot for more experienced surfers with breaks along the beach and a rock-reef towards the northern end. The beach is also a popular swimming and fishing spot, take a stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the views of the dramatic rocky outcrops and cliffs.
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Rainbow Beach at Bonny Hills is a popular surf beach where you can catch some awesome right handers particularly when the southerly swells are large. Kick back on the sand and enjoy the views of the striking rocks of Middle Rock Point at one end and Bonny Hills at the other.
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One Mile Beach
Combining picture perfect views and family friendly waves, One Mile Beach caters equally well for beginner surfers and swimmers. Seasoned surfers will find good waves at nearby Birubi Beach, particularly during northern winds and small swells, however conditions can be challenging in larger swells.
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You will be spoiled for choice in the Shoalhaven region with surf beaches catering to all levels. There’s a reason this area has produced champion surfers such as Tyler Wright. Inyadda Beach at Bendalong has earned a reputation as a swell magnet and is a great mid-level surf beach with quality sand banks. A carpark and lookout offer easy access to the beach.
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Ingenia Holidays offers accommodation at some of the best holiday destinations along the Queensland and New South Wales coast, so we are sure to have the perfect option for your next surfing getaway.