Tea Tree (Noosa) Spot Guide

About Tea Tree (Noosa)

A series of right pointbreaks of almost mythical dimensions, Noosa's natural beauty is balanced by its staggering inconsistency. The five separate points, from the top - Granite Bay, Ti-Tree, National Park, Johnsons and First Point -- all face north, away from the predominant SW swell, and real waves rely on wickedly angled cyclone swells and long, Fiji-based easterly wind fetches. At times these points will lie virtually dormant for months, while most surfers head south toward Sunshine Beach and Coolum for consistent beachbreaks. Yet when the right swell does arrive, it's pretty sick. Granite is usually the least crowded and least spectacular of the five. Ti-Tree drives long rights off a bouldery headland into a changeable sandbar/rock setup with some good barrels on lower tides. National Park has a dramatic and difficult takeoff zone known as Boiling Pot, followed by 250-500 yards of reeling, sectiony wall, sometimes running right through Johnsons Corner to Little Cove and on to First Point. First Point, tucked just outside the corner of Noosa's main beach, is a perfectly easy, peeling wave absolutely ruled by longboards.

The points are all very sensitive to wind direction; anything from either of the north quarters will play havoc with their thin-lipped, long, looping walls. NE seabreezes can be hidden from in the northern corners of Sunshine and Alexandria Bay, which face out to the east on the other side of Noosa Heads and pick up whatever swell happens to be moving.

Source: Tea Tree (Noosa) Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Too many surfers to pick the locals from recent arrivals and tourists. Be the sollution, not the pollution.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Insanely packed.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

One of the best spots in Oz.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

When a swell is running through here, the current is too.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean most of the time

Additional Information

Hazards

Random rocks, lots of beginners, loose mals, sunburn, fatigued arms, shockingly hollow sections.

Access

Parking lot at Noosa main beach or other nearby beach parking areas; a mellow walk along well-worn bush tracks to the various coves and jump-off spots.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand, rocks

Best Season

Late summer through early winter

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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