Duranbah or D-Bah is located on The Gold Coast, Queensland, it’s an excellent beach break breaking over usually well-groomed sandbanks. It sits on the north side of the Tweed River and is actually in New South Wales, while Snapper or the Superbanks is just over the hill to the North in Queensland.
The waves here are generally peaky and pack a punch on one of the best beach breaks in Australia. The wave can break for up to 100 meters but is generally shorter, serving up barreling sections where pulling in for some tube time is recommended. It’s definitely a bit of a swell magnet and also attracts the crowds. If it’s good here it’s not likely to be that good at the points so the crowds come in droves when it’s on!
What are the best surf conditions for Duranbah (D-Bah)?
Gets good between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your standard shortboard here. D-Bah on “The Goldie” is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and can get insanely crowded (10/10). The best winds for Duranbah beach are 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 February. In winter we recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top in strong winds or a spring suit with temps being a pleasant 22 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
100M LONG WAVE
Beach break OVER Sand BOTTOM