In front of the magnificent Pandanus Trees National Park are the equally magnificent rights of Burleigh Heads. These thick, dredging barrels breaking over sand in front of a basalt boulder shoreline can be so awesome when the swell has S in it and the wind is SW offshore. After a long, leg-aching ride to the shorey shut-downs (ridden by skimboarders), it’s a jog back up the point and over the slippery boulders before dashing for the outside against the rip that drags you back down the point. When the rest of the coast is closed-out, Burleigh will still be holding and barrel-hungry chargers will paddle out from the Tallebudgera rivermouth (where there are more waves) to the south and paddle up to the point. The sand that is so crucial to the wave lining up properly is not always in attendance and recent pumping activities down the coast may not have helped. Cyclone swells can blow holes in the set-up and it's rare for all four sections (Sharkies, The Cove, The Point and Rockbreak) to link-up but who cares when one section can hold double digit tube time.
It’s not as long as Kirra and not quite as crowded, but unfortunately it’s more localised.