Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a 200 mi/322 km long string of narrow barrier islands of the coast of North Carolina. A small portion of it extends further in Virginia, at the beginning of the southern corner of Virginia Beach, on the east coast of the United States. It is a major tourist destination and known for its temperate climate.
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Bodyboarding in Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Mooloolaba Beach is located close to Point Cartwright and it is considered to be the safest beach on Sunshine Coast. The spot caters for a variety of facilities, including Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, a large car park, BBQ facilities and playgrounds for the kids. Mooloolaba is a beach break that provides with the right conditions for surfers and body-boarders. The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter.
Offshore winds usually blow from the southwest and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The spot is appropriate for body-boarders of all levels. Here you are able to explore the waves with swell sizes that can hold up to 3 m/10 ft. In addition, the best tide position is all tides. It is a popular site, so it is usually crowded. Last but not least, apart from body-boarding you can take a short coastal walk or jogging from Mooloolaba Esplanade to the Mooloolaba Rock wall and enjoy the amazing view of the sea. Note: be careful of rips.