Surfing in South Mudjimba or Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

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Mudjimba is a beautiful suburb of the Sunshine Coast, that took its name after a local plant, the Midyam bush. Mudjimba Island or Old Woman Island is located at about 1 km/3.28 mi off the coast and it is considered to be the best surf break in the Sunshine Coast.

On the south side of Old Woman’s Island, there is an exposed point break, that offers reliable surf conditions. It is a popular spot, that is usually crowded. Offshore winds blow from the north and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The swell sizes can start from 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2 m/6 ft. The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter.

In addition, the best tide movement is rising tide and the ideal tide position is mid and high tide.The optimum period for waves is winter. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 64%, in autumn the wind blows at 76%, in winter at 52% and in spring at 51%. The surf site is suitable for more experienced surfers and provides with left hand waves. Last but not least, to reach the Old Woman Island, it is advisable to rent a boat, as the area here is, indeed, very sharky. Note: be careful of sharks, rips and rocks.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Brisbane
112km/69.1mi, 1h 23mins
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 M7. Toll road. 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. Take the Sunshine Motorway / State Route 70 in Maroochydore / Noosa Heads. Exit at State Route 6 to Bli Bli / Twin Waters. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit on the street David Low Way / State Route 6 towards Mudjimba.Turn right at Mudjimba Beach Rd. Turn right at Mudjimba Esplanade. turn left
Brisbane Airport,
111km/68.2miles 1h 17mins drive


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Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017


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River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

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