Surfing in Queensland
Queensland is located on the Northeast coast of Australia and is probably the most popular surfing area in the country. There are many legendary right hander surf spots like Snapper Rocks, Kirra, Burleigh Heads and the list goes on. This region is known for the perfect waves and also for producing several top professional surfers like Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Julian Wilson and Stephanie Gilmore to name a few. The breaks can get ridiculously crowded around Surfers Paradise area but if you head up north to the Sunshine Coast it’s relatively easy to find good quality and uncrowded waves. The great barrier reef blocks any swell above the Sunshine Coast so don’t bother going anywhere above that. Most of Queensland's coast faces east and picks up any hint of easterly or northeast swells including the unpredictable summer cyclone swells. The temperature of the water is pleasant throughout the whole year ranging around 19-25°C (66-77°F).
Best surf spots in Queensland
There are countless surf spots scattered around the coast of Queensland. The most famous ones are located at the renowned surfing area of Surfers Paradise. Duranbah, Snapper Rocks, Kirra, Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach are definitely worth to be checked in this area. In the Sunshine Coast you should take a look at Noosa, First Point, Granite Bay, Mooloolaba, Tea Tree Bay, Fraser Island and Kings Beach.
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