There is no shortage of places to have fun in the outdoors while in Australia, and perhaps nothing comes closer than looking for where to surf in Brisbane.
With great weather all year round, Brisbane has no shortage of places to go surfing. This means that your vacation must include your surf board, a swimming set and good company so you can hit the waves and surf away. It is important to note that there are different levels of surfing, so you need to know what level you are at, and the choice places for your level, whether a beginner, experienced or pro surfer.
Noosa is the go-to place for surf-addicts, whether you are just starting out or are a pro-surfer looking for the perfect break. So popular is Noosa that the beaches tend to be crowded, making it important for you to plan your trip well in advance. For beginners, the perfect place to surf is North Shore, Noosa Beach and Sunshine Beach s the swells peak at just about two meters in comparison to Granite Bay’s three meters.
Gold Coast is, without a shadow of doubt, one of the most popular surf spots in Brisbane. Make your way to the Main Beach and make the most of the waves. Due to the prevalence of gentle breaks at this beach, there are several surf schools on location, making this beach perfect for beginners. While at this beach, take some time to head to the must-visit Surfers Paradise.
Located at the end of the Brisbane River, Pinkenba is a unique surf spot that boasts unique waves originating from incoming cruise ships. While these waves are gentle and perfect for beginners, they are also fraught with the risk of rapid rips and sharks, so caution must be exercised before surfing at Pinkenba. As a general guide, check with the locals before embarking on this surfing adventure.
Burleigh Heads boast point-break surfing opportunities that make it perfect for intermediate-level surfers. The ‘Burleigh Barrel’ is a popular attraction here, and draws visitors from all over the globe. This exhilarating experience makes for a great afternoon in the outdoors, but you must be careful when heading out of the cove.
Currumbin Alley welcomes surfers of all levels, and is undoubtedly one of the most popular surf spots in the Gold Coast. With world class waves and a wide array of surf schools on location, there is no reason why you should not take on this water adventure. Currumbin’s popularity means that it tends to get crowded over the weekend, so for beginners, the best time to visit is during the weekdays.
Other great surf spots near Brisbane include Boulders, a local gem for surfers, but one that is best suited for pro surfers and typically has a high population of sharks during breeding season, Mooloolaba in the Sunshine Coast as well as Nobby Beach in the Gold Coast. Since the different types of surfing and waves are scattered across the region, it is important to check with the locals before going surfing.