Only 1 hour from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is Australia’s surfing capital. It consistently delivers great surf and is home to many world surfing champions. Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore are some of them, just to name a couple. The Gold Coast is famous for its leg burning point breaks and consistent beach breaks with plenty of learn to surf waves as well.
Surfers Paradise is in the heart of the Gold Coast and is popular with tourists and locals for a party like no other. Broadbeach too is a tourist magnet for shopping, great restaurants and the casino. These are great surfing locations.
Not to be forgotten is the stunning Gold Coast hinterland, where mountainous rain forests and waterfalls can be enjoyed at any of 3 national parks.
The Quicksilver pro is held at Snapper Rocks at the southern end of the coast every year at the famous super bank and spins off waves that are every surfers dream. Next to Snapper Rocks you have Kirra: another world class point break, and D-Bah a classic consistent punchy beach break.
All of the Gold Coasts beaches can offer amazing waves on any given day with so many options to choose from. Currumbin, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and the spit at the northern end of the coast just to name a few. All of which are more great surfing locations