Burleigh Heads Surfing Beaches

Family fun at the beach making a sand castle while the Burleigh lifeguards watch on…

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.

Burleigh Beach was the home of the Gold Coast Professional Surfing events unfortunately these have now been moved to Kirra although there are still many surfing events held at Burleigh such as 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.

For the beginner, Paramount Surf Schools have their head office at Burleigh and operate 7 days a week. Meeting at the Burleigh heads Mowbray Park S.L.S.C. Two our lessons are available by fully qualified instructors who work with small groups. Boards, wetsuits or rash vests are supplied.

From 7 to 70 you are never too young or old to learn to surf. Schools and corporate groups are also catered for. Beginner, experienced, board or body surfers can all enjoy the surfing experience at Burleigh.

How Long is Burleigh Beach?

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.

Burleigh Beach Surf Safety

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.

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