Located in Noosa National park, this spot encompasses the Australian surfer’s dream, including warm water, long rides and breath-taking scenery, which eventuated in the immense popularity of this spot. Rated as the jewel in Noosa’s crown Tea Tree gets a mix of swell exposure and exceptional shape.
The drop can be heavy out behind the rock on low tide overhead. Hollow fast sections with the opportunity for barrels which quickly turn in to a workable wall for cutback and lip bashing! It’s not uncommon to see 25-50+ surfers out on a good day, mostly on longboards and fishes managing to score 300+m rides. When the surf is firing you can see 100+ and ultra-long walls turning into glass cylinders. Take a deep breath, enjoy the views and be patient, your wave will come. Surfing Tea Tree is an experience! Keep an eye out for Stingrays and Turtles! Above all locals rule here so take your time and have a good look over your left shoulder before taking off.
Walk for 10 minutes along the path past Boiling Pot and if you’re lucky spot a couple of koalas snoozing in the trees. Plunge into milky warm waters of the bay and paddle for a bit to get to the point, you can score some waves on the way to the wall birth point. Another option is rocking off towards the point, where you can walk around the bay’s rocks or follow the pathway a bit longer and track down the rock face leading to the furthest point of Tea Tree.
What are the best surf conditions for Tea Tree?
Gets good between waist-high to double overhead. We recommend riding your fish, longboard, standard shortboard when bigger here. Tea Tree in Noosa is best suited to intermediate to advanced surfers. It sometimes has a wave (4/10) and can get ridiculously crowded (9/10). The best winds for Tea Tree are South, Southeast and Southwest. The best swell direction is from the East, Northeast and Southeast
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top in strong winds, in summer with the warmest water temperature a warm 27 degrees in January/Februrary. In winter wear a 3/2 or 2/2 if the sun is shining which it usually is! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.