Swap surf for sand: 4 places to sand-surf in Queensland
Would you believe us if we told you that you don’t need waves, water or a surfboard to hang ten?
Whether you’re a grommet or a pro, it’s time to make wave for the gnarly-est trend to hit our shores and sand-surf at these four iconic spots in Queensland.
1. MORETON ISLAND
Guide, slide and enjoy the ride as you speed down the glistening sand dunes on the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island.
Feel the rush as you hit speeds of up to 60km/h sliding, carving and tumbling your way back down the aptly named ‘Desert Hill’.
2. NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
Straddie and sand-surfing go together like Kath and Kim – it just makes sense.
Do as the locals do and shimmy your way down the sandy dunes that fringe the azure blue waters of this little slice of heaven.
Once you’ve conquered the dunes, a celebratory backflip is a must.
3. FRASER ISLAND
What better way to get acquainted with the largest sand island in the world than by sliding right down it? Answer: nothing compares!
With some pretty epic dunes to slide down at Waddy Point, Orchid Beach and further afar at the Sandy Cape, you’ll be the next Mick Fanning in no time.
4. BIG RED SAND DUNE
Surfing in the Outback?
The first of 1,140 parallel dunes in the Simpson Desert, the spectacular sunsets from the top of this beauty are an experience not to be missed (but make sure you’re down the dune first!).