Surfing & Kitesurfing

With a string of breaks around an unspoiled national park, Noosa is a fine place to catch a wave. Generally the waves are best in December and January. Sunshine Corner, at the northern end of Sunshine Beach, has an excellent year-round break, although it has a brutal beach dump. The point breaks around the headland only perform during the summer, but when they do, expect wild conditions and good walls at Boiling Point and Tea Tree on the northern coast of the headland. There are also gentler breaks on Noosa Spit at the far end of Hastings St, where most of the surf schools do their training.

Kitesurfers will find conditions at the river mouth and Lake Weyba are best between October and January; on windy days the Noosa River is a playground for serious daredevils.

Canoeing, Kayaking & SUPs

The Noosa River is excellent for canoeing, kayaking and SUPs. Equipment rental and lessons are available from a number of riverside kiosks in Noosaville, among them Kayak Noosa and Noosa Stand Up Paddle. It's possible to follow the river up through Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba into the breathtaking Noosa Everglades and through the Cooloola Section of Great Sandy National Park.