Queensland, Sunshine Coast
A long and exposed south facing beach with more consistent waves than Noosa's points and beaches. This spot is only suitable for beginner surfers when the waves are small, as it can be dangerous during bigger swells, due to uneven sandbars, strong rip currents and high wave energy.
As Sunshine Beach is a good protected option from the summer north winds and picks up more swell than Noosa, many experienced surfers frequent this beach, so please understand and practise surfing etiquette before heading into the water here for a surf.
Shifting peaks that break quickly and with a lot of energy when the surf is big. Wave shape and quality varies greatly depending on sandbar formation, tide, swell and wind conditions. Find a sandbar that is attached to the beach and stick to it, avoiding the rip currents.
The sandbars here are broken up with deep rips and longshore currents so if you are new to surfing, the waves back at Noosa's Main Beach are much safer and easier for learning to surf.
Good Wind Direction
Best on North East to West winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Wave
Small North to East to South swells. Noosa Beach is a safer option during
- Rocks, rip currents and marine life.
Have fun surfing the Sunshine Coast by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.
Car parks are located along the beach or park on the streets behind the beach.
Patrolled from September to May on weekends and public holidays - 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.
At Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club located around 800m south of the northern corner.
Cafes are located behind the surf club, or head into Noosa for more shops.