GoldCoast.com.au has published a list of the top surf beaches in the Gold Coast. We note that 6/10 are located right here at the southern end of the Gold Coast near Coolangatta:
WE have the best selection of surf beaches in the world right here on the Gold Coast, Australia’s playground. The beauty of our surf breaks is that if one is blown-out, another is pumping. Whether you are a beginner surfer or an experienced surfer, there are plenty of options.
1. Snapper Rocks – the infamous ‘superbank’ is like Grand Central Station when the rolling sets come in. Situated just this side of the Queensland-New South Wales border, we think it’s the best surfing beach in the world. Also holds host to the annual Roxy Pro and Quiksilver Pro.
2. Duranbah – We love D’bah because the south-east headland of Point Danger catches the swell and sends it all our way. When it’s up – it’s big!
3. T.O.S. – that’s local talk for ‘The Other Side’ which means the beach off South Stradbroke Island (northern side of the Southport Seaway or at the southern tip of the island). The nearby sand-pumping jetty means the water goes from deep to shallow quickly and delivers good waves.
4. Burleigh Heads – a world-class right-hand barrelling break with a brilliant national park backdrop. But it’s got one of the toughest rock jumps around so be careful.
5. Currumbin Alley – another picturesque setting that nearly always delivers. It is one of the most popular places on the Gold Coast for beginners and novice surfers, so make room for them. It’s their beach too.
6. The Spit – easy to get to, always reliable and a definite swell magnet, this is one of the best surfing beaches on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
7. Surfers Paradise – where else can you walk from the main business and retail district on to pristine white sandy beaches and catch a wave under the watchful eye of lifeguards? A top Gold Coast break and a popular spot for Gold Coast surf schools to run their classes from.
8. Kirra – the once-great surf beach can still turn on a big wave when the conditions are right. If it’s on, it’s not to be missed.
9. Palm Beach – with several groin walls along the stretch, good sand banks are created and they deliver a terrific beach break.
10. Cudgen Reef – just over the NSW border, this is probably the only reef break accessible by the beach. But it’s for experienced surfers only.
Book Gold Coast accommodation for your Gold Coast surfing holiday then grab your board and we’ll see you out there!
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