Found on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, Burleigh Heads is an excellent point break that owes its shape to the boulders that anchor sand across the point. This wave is fast, dredging up thick lips that speed down the line for up to 200 meters. On it’s day, it will be barrels all the way down the point, making leg endurance a big factor. Burleigh handles size when the rest of the area does not, so when it’s big all the barrel fiends will be here. Be aware of the rip that brings you down the point, as well as variations in the sand that won’t allow each section to link to the next (don’t worry your tube time will still be very high). Check out the annual single fin festival held here, it should fill you in on some of the vibes in the area.
What are the best surf conditions for Burleigh Heads?
The point starts getting good between waist high and triple overhead. We recommend riding the fastest board for the conditions, be it a longboard when smaller or a shortboard when bigger. Burleigh Heads is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The point breaks pretty consistently (6/10) but will be insanely crowded when it’s on (10/10). There is also a localism factor to take into account, be very respectful when visiting. Offshore winds come from the Southwest. The best swells come from the South or Southeast, but the point will work on Northeast and East swells as well. The point woks on all tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures reach 27 degrees in February. In winter the attire is the same as water temps only drop to around 22 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
200M LONG WAVE
Point break OVER Boulders and sand BOTTOM