Relief from the masses requires a long walk through the National Park to A-Bay which is a consistent beachbreak that picks any swell going. NE-SE wind swell will be breaking here when everywhere else looks flat and the peaks can have some push around headhigh. Exposed to the sea-breezes, SW-N winds will be offshore and it's a classic Qld bush-backed beach that is worth making the effort to surf.
Long slog from the National car park or else take the paths north from Sunshine Beach. Keeps the numbers down in the water but it is a popular nudie beach.