Surfing in Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia

Best Wind Direction:
Skill Level:
Experienced Surfers
Mooloolaba is a popular tourist destination, located at 97 km/60 mi north of Brisbane, the capital state. Mooloolaba provides a port with its marinas, beautiful ocean beaches, a vast number of quality restaurants, stylish cafe and great bars.

Point Cartwright is an exposed reef and point break that offers consistent surf conditions. Offshore winds blow from the south and the ideal swell direction is from the east, southeast. On this spot, surfers are able to explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft and holding up to 3 m/10 ft. In addition, the best tide movement is falling tide and the ideal tide position is mid tide. Furthermore, the surf site is suitable for more experienced surfers and provides with good surf at all stages of the tide.

The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 35%, in autumn the wind blows at 57%, in winter at 44% and in spring at 30%. Point Cartwright is usually uncrowded. Last but not least, if you decide to surf at this place, do not miss to visit Point Cartwright Light, which is an active lighthouse, that lies on Point Cartwright. Note: be careful of sharks, rips and rocks.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Brisbane
102km/63.6mi, 1h 17mins
Head northwest on George St toward Burnett Ln. Take the second left onto Ann St. Join Pacific Motorway/M3 via the ramp to Coronation Drive / Toowong Continue to follow the M3. Take the exit on the right towards Sunshine Coast. Join Boomerang St/M3. Continue to follow the M3. Take the exit toward Metroad 3/Sunshine Coast. With controlled toll road. Enter the Airport Link toll M7. Take exit. Toll road. Continue straight ahead. Slight right to Gympie Rd/A3. Continue on M3 (signs for Sunshine Coast / Nambour). Continue to Bruce Hwy/M1. Take exit 194 on State Route 70/Sunshine Motorway to Buderim / Mooloolaba. Slight left at Sunshine Motorway / State Route 70. Continue to Sunshine Motorway / State Route 6. Turn right onto Brisbane Rd / State Route 6 Continue to follow the State Route 6. Take the exit to Nicklin Way / State Route 6. Turn left at Point Cartwright Drive Go through 1 roundabout. Continue on Pacific Boulevard.
Brisbane Airport,
101km/62.1miles 1h 10mins


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