The surf at Burleigh has a reputation for being one of the best places to surf in Australia and is known world wide in surfing circles and having “one of the most beautiful and mystical point breaks”.
Burleigh offers good surfing from the beginner to pro surfer depending on the conditions and is home to the Burleigh Boardriders Club who have a long association with surfing at Burleigh beach.
A pumping right hand tube! Burleigh Heads is an iconic surfing point with its reputation to produce incredibly clean and long barrels.
Burleigh Beach was the home of the Gold Coast Professional Surfing events unfortunately these have now been moved to Kirra. Though there are still many surfing events held at Burleigh, the Rip Curl Pro, Hurley Burleigh, the Breaka Burleigh Pro and many other amateur and junior events being contested each year. The Quicksilver Pro is often contested at Burleigh when the surf is not firing at Kirra or Snapper Rocks.
Because of the great surfing conditions and all that Burleigh has to offer by way of accommodation and facilities many professional surfers both local and international, enjoy surfing here.
Dont worry if you don't know how to surf, you can still make the most of these awesome surf breaks while here on your holiday by visiting one of the many surf schools.
From 7 to 70 you are never too young or old to learn to surf. Schools and surfers can all enjoy the surfing experience at Burleigh.
Renowned as one of the most respected surf schools in the World.
If you're reading this there is a good chance you are here on holiday and don't have a board. Well, you are in luck! Here is a quick run down of some of the places around the GC where you can hire surf boards and everything else you're going to need for your surfing experience.
Mt Woodgee is one of Australias leading Surfboard Manufacturers, building custom Surfboards since 1976. Mt Woodgee has been producing surfboards of the highest quality for more than 30 years.
North to south, Burleigh Beach is 2 kilometres long. Majority is a beautiful sand beach with lots of room from the surf to the esplande and the headland has a great atmosphere and views north up the beach. You can sit and watch the surf and socialise.
Of major concern is surf and beach safety. Please read and make sure you understand any safety information you are given. Swim only between the red and yellow flags on the beach and always obtain any signs. If you do not fully understand what is written ask someone to help you.
Never ever swim alone. Never swim if you have been drinking. The beach is a great place but the surf has to be respected. Always remember to wear a hat and use plenty of sunscreen. Wearing sunglasses is advisable as is covering up with a shirt to avoid sunburn. Drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrating especially in hot weather. Above all, enjoy your stay, have fun and stay safe.
For something different, take an adventure to Echo Beach, a semi secret beach on Burleigh Headland.