The Gold Coast of Australia is undoubtedly the reigning king of the Australian surfing coasts. From secluded inlets to bustling seaside surfer cities, there is plenty to enjoy for the avid surfer or for the beginner. With Queensland holiday packages, your vacation to the Gold Coast can be more enjoyable than ever. Check out the top 10 surfing beaches in Australia!
1. Snapper Rocks. Pull out your surfboards and get ready for an amazing ride. Snapper Rocks is also known infamously as the “Grand Central Station” of the Gold Coast. You can find this amazing beach right along the Queensland New South Wales border.
2. T.O.S. (The Other Side) Check out the other side. This beach is located right off of Stradbroke Island on the southern end. There is a sand-pumping jetty nearby. This means that the water can sheer from shallow to deep really quickly, subsequently providing good waves.
3. Currumbin Alley. If you’re looking for a beach that will provide a great venue for beginning and novice surfers, Currumbin Alley is perfect for you. It’s also a great place to enjoy picturesque views. The seashore is famous for its scenic setting and draws tourists as well as surfers, so make sure you give them some space, too!
4. Surfer’s Paradise. There’s no place quite like Surfer’s Paradise in Australia. You can fine a gorgeous stretch of beach, great waves for surfing and, just down the street, a fine set of retail shops and great dining venues.
5. North Narrabeen. North Narrabeen is a favorite among the locals in the area. It’s a gorgeous stretch of beach that boasts a runoff from the nearby Narrabeen Lake. This runoff has formed a big sandbank beneath the water, in turn creating classic sets of waves for surfers all along the shoreline.
6. Bells Beach. Bells Beach is the home of the world’s oldest surfing event. Known as the Rip Curl Pro, surfing pros and enthusiasts travel from all over the world to visit this stellar seashore. Needless to say, it is for its amazing waves that the championship is still held here every year.
7. Eaglehawk Neck. As rich in history as it is in waves, Eaglehawk Neck was once a long, narrow sandbar that escaped convicts from the Port Arthur Penal Colony had to cross in order to gain their freedom.
8. Bondi Beach. This is perhaps the best place for female surfers to learn the art of the board. Most of the instructors are female, and the alternating waves make it a good place to learn the sport.
9. Noosa. Queensland holiday packages will likely snag you a spot along this gorgeous strip of beach. It boasts a tropical climate all year long, making it ideal for winter surfing practice.
10. Manly Beach. Located near Noosa, it is also a good place to take surfing lessons from skill instructors. The Manly Surf School is located right on the tip of the shore.