29 Oct The Noosa water sports you need to try
Calling all water sports fans to Noosa! This incredible part of Queensland draws people from all over Australia and the world to its stunning natural environment, especially for its immaculate beaches and waterways. So, where better place to let yourself loose on the water?
There are endless Noosa water sports to try, however we think that kite surfing, jet skiing and surfing are some of the best to experience in our beautiful region.
Which ones will you try?
Noosa Kite surfing
The Noosa Spit at the Noosa River mouth is popular with kite surfers, so if you’re not quite ready to give it go, it’s a great spot to chill out and watch the kite surfers put on a show.
The Venturi type of wind is commonly observed here. When there’s a medium wind force, (16-25 kn/30-46.3 kph), kite surfers will come across a southeast main wind direction. However, the best wind direction is from northeast, which is ideal for free style kite-surfers.
The best time of year to kite surf here is between September and January. Although, Noosa is blessed with consistent winds, perfect for learning to kite surf for up to 10 months of the year!
Whether you’re a pro, or just starting out, you can hire equipment or take lessons from:
If you’re a newbie, don’t worry, as you’ll be in safe hands with the team at Noosa’s only council approved and permitted kitesurfing school. All instructors are IKO trained and handpicked by the IKO Level 3 Senior Instructor, who has over 7500 teaching hours.
Choose from a 1- or 2-hour private lesson or a 2-hour group lesson on stunning Lake Weyba at Adventure Sports.
Kitesurf Noosa offers a fully comprehensive training program to suit all levels, where you’ll be looked after by qualified and experienced instructors.
Choose from level 1 for complete beginners, level 2 for intermediate or level 3 for advanced. All lessons are from 2 – 4 hours and you can choose from a spectacular range of locations around Noosa including, Sunshine Beach, Lake Cootharaba and Noosa River Mouth.
Noosa Jet skiing
Jet skiing is an excellent way to take in Noosa’s surreal environment, where you’ll get to explore the ocean and river and see the national parks and hinterland from a new perspective.
Noosa’s all-round, temperate sub-tropical climate makes it the ideal place to try jet skiing no matter when you visit. Get ready to glide through the calm Noosa River water or ride the waves in the ocean and feel the rush.
When you’re not going at full speed, jet skiing is an excellent way to take in region’s wildlife including resident dolphins, turtles and humpback whales during the migrating season from June until November.
Jetski Noosa and Noosa Jetski Hire
The Ocean Tour will take you into the scenic Laguna Bay, the Noosa Bar and around the world-famous Noosa National Park to the pristine Granite Bay and to the Noosa Northshore as far as the first cutting, before cruising back along the Noosa River. Choose from 45-, 60- or 90-minute tours.
The River Circuit is a great option for families, or those that are less experienced, who want to take it a bit easier and soak up the sights. Hire a jet ski for 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
Where better to try surfing for the first time, or to pro surf than in a World Surfing Reserve? Noosa officially became the tenth World Surfing Reserve in 2020 and it’s easy to see why. It was selected for the decades of best practice in coastal management and protection that have resulted in its international reputation as one of surfing’s natural wonders. Also, for Noosa’s combination of diverse point breaks within a protected natural area, and the importance of surfing in the cultural fabric of the town.
With around 280 – 300 days of rideable surf per year and with some of the best surf breaks in the world, Noosa IS the place to surf. So, come and experience the laid-back surf culture and spectacular natural environment.
Go Ride a Wave
Go Ride a Wave is the largest Surf School in Australia and one of their locations is right here. Take surf lessons at beautiful Noosa Main Beach, which is a fantastic place for beginners, as conditions are ideal with warm water and smaller waves.
Choose from a 2-hour introductory surf lesson, available every day at 10am and 2pm with an additional class at 8am during busy school holiday times. Or take the surf course and get 3, 2-hour surf lessons and 12 online surf theory learning modules.
Learn to Surf
Established in 1995 by former, 2x Australian and World Pro Am Champion, Merrick Davis, Learn to Surf is Noosa’s longest running and most recognised Australian surf school.
2-hour surf lessons run daily at 8.45am and 1.15pm and are designed for everyone over 7. There are several surf packages including group and private lessons.
Are you a bit of an adrenaline junkie?
Stay in Noosa beach apartments
After spending your days enjoying Noosa water sports, come back to serenity in our Noosa beach apartments. Unwind around the heated pool, set within tropical gardens and enjoy dining outside with your friends or family with a BBQ on your private balcony.
Seconds from picturesque Little Cove beach and Noosa National Park, and a short drive or ferry ride to Noosa River, you’re in the best place to enjoy beautiful Noosa.
Who’s excited for Noosa water sports?!