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It may be true that ‘only a surfer knows the feeling’ but there’s nothing stopping you from getting high on the good stuff too.

Queensland is a surfer’s mecca and a must-do on any globe-paddler’s checklist. Blessed with favourable weather and world-class conditions, surfing isn’t just a pastime here; it’s a way of life.

Grommets eat barrels for breakfast and world champions are bred on the beaches; from the stomping ground of Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore – Kirra – in the south, to the east coast’s most northern break at Agnes Water.

Home to some of the best beach and point breaks, and the stage for world-class competitions and festivals, Queensland is built for surfing, whether you’re paddling out, having your first lesson or watching the action from the shoreline.

And did we mention you can do it in boardies or a bikini all year ‘round?

Have your own Endless Summer in Queensland. Nature’s biggest playground is ready to welcome you. And the best part is, it’s free!

"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea." – Captain James Cook, 1778


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