Main Beach & Broadbeach - Surfers Paradise
Queensland, Gold Coast
Whilst hordes of experienced surfers search for their version of surfing paradise nearby, less experienced surfers can enjoy surfing along this long stretch of sand which is often good fun for beginners when the waves are small.
Main Beach, along with Broadbeach is home to the busy high rise holiday hub of Surfers Paradise, and they are popular spots for people to try surfing for the first time. If you have never surfed before, take a surf lesson, as you'll have a safer, more successful and fun surfing experience than just renting a board.
During and after big swells, shifting sandbars, rips and long shore gutters (rip currents that run parallel to shore), make for challenging surf conditions, so make sure you observe the lifeguard signs, find a safe sandbar that is attached to the beach and stick to it.
During long periods of small swells, the sandbars here settle and can create some great waves, both lefts and rights. These are long beaches with many sandbars, so search up and down the beach to find the best waves.
Main Beach and Broadbeach are exposed to swell and wind, so it's often best to surf early before ocean breezes strengthen, which messes up the surf.
Good Wind Direction
Best on South West to North West winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small North to East to South swells.
Rip currents and marine life.
Have fun surfing Surfers Paradise by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.
Walk, or car parks and parking is available along the length of these two beaches.
Patrolled daily at various points along Main and Broadbeach - always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.
Located at any of the many surf clubs that line the foreshore of the beach.
Surfers Paradise offers a massive range of cafes, restaurants, take away food,
clothes and surf shops and is famous for its bars and nightlife.