Queensland has some of the best surf beaches in the country, if not the world. The Gold Coast has many surf beaches (no wonder there’s a place called Surfers Paradise!), but there are also some top surfing spots further north.
- Angourie and Yamba on the New South Wales north coast offer thirteen surf beaches that will satisfy beginners to pros. Angourie Beach was the second National Surfing Reserve to be declared in Australia in 2007, and is the home to surfing legend Nat Young.
- Crescent Head, north of Port Macquarie offers some great spots along its 25km coast for beginners and longboarders.
- Boomerang Beach near Forster-Tuncurry is claimed as one of the best surfing locations in NSW. You can even swim or surf alongside dolphins at the northern headland.
- Not far from Boomerang Beach you’ll find Lighthouse Beach and Treachery Beach at Seal Rocks. If there’s a southerly swell, you’re in for some awesome surfing.
- Sydney’s Northern Beaches have plenty on offer for the visiting surfer. Between Dee Why Beach and North Narrabeen you’ll find the Long Reef Bommie – a must for any keen surfer visiting the area.