Sunshine Coast Surf Report - Beginners & Kids
Noosa, Coolum, Mooloolaba & Caloundra
Best Beginners & Kids Surf Spots*
Noosa to Coolum
Southern end of Coolum Beach - small North East to Easterly swells & mid sized Southerly swells. West to South Westerly winds best.
Noosa Main Beach – small to mid sized North East to Easterly swells & large Southerly swells. West to Southerly winds best. Surf up towards the breakwalls (mid to high tide) for less crowds or bigger waves on small swells.
Sunshine Beach Northern end – small to mid sized North East to small East to Southerly swells. West to Northerly winds best.
Maroochydore to Caloundra
Kings Beach Northern end (mid to high tide) – mid sized North East to Easterly swells & small Southerly swells. West to North Easterly winds best.
Bulcock Beach / Happy Valley (mid to low tide) – Small swells. West to Northerly winds. Avoid during high tide or during & after heavy rain.
Open beaches also fun on small swells & North West to South Westerly winds.
Remember, catching green (unbroken) waves is often easier on mid to high tides (less nosedives) or if the waves are too big or challenging, surf whitewater waves close to shore, which is often best on mid to low tides in waist deep water.
Click the tide tab on the charts above for more info on tide times & heights.