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Noosa - Sunshine Beach break guidePhoto by: Andrew Fraser

Noosa - Sunshine Beach Surf Guide

Sunshine Beach on the North Coast is an exposed beach break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, locals, sharks and jellyfish.

Noosa - Sunshine Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Noosa - Sunshine Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Noosa - Sunshine Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Noosa - Sunshine Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Noosa - Sunshine Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in July while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Noosa - Sunshine Beach Location Map

Interactive Noosa - Sunshine Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Noosa - Sunshine Beach is Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) in Australia, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Noosa - Sunshine Beach is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Noosa - Sunshine Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 30 January 2023, 05:32 Local Time
Monday 30
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Noosa - Sunshine Beach

Surf stats for Noosa - Sunshine Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Noosa - Sunshine Beach

Wind stats for Noosa - Sunshine Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Noosa - Sunshine Beach Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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sam wensor from Australia
“Please delete current reviews as they are not a good representation of waves in Sunshine Beach. IMO votes are produced by locals trying to keep tourist crowd numbers down.”

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