Noosa became a surfing Mecca back in the ‘60s, so expect heavy crowds, especially during cyclones. The five points all differ slightly; First Point is mellow, smaller and perfect for beginners. Johnsons is slightly bigger and faster, but still easy. Boiling Pot is the outside take-off section of National Park, which diminishes in size as it heads towards Johnsons. A bit more rocky and sucky on take-off with a speed section that will either fat out or transport you into Nationals and hopefully beyond. Best waves will appear on headhigh to overhead NE-E swells, low to mid tide to keep off the rocks and any wind from SE to SW.
These points which are closer to town suffer even bigger crowds as the novices and the lazy flock to the various take-off points. Flying longboards, clueless tourists and wave-hog locals all need negotiating. Many double-up, '60s style, but dont take that as an invitation to drop in. Finding somewhere to park, both on land and in the sea can be tricky, especially when the Noosa Surf Festival is on.