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Rainbow Bay Beach Guide

Almost every day from October to May can potentially offer pleasant beach weather, but the very best months for the beach are from December to April. In the area surrounding Rainbow Bay there are arguably some of the finest surfing breaks in Australia. There are 3 points that form good surf breaks and swimming spots. On a good day, the 3 points create one of longest right handers in the world.

Rainbow Bay

The beach at Rainbow Bay has plenty of sand and offers a great sheltered swimming area close to shore making it a popular spot for families. The beach is patrolled all year round. You can stroll along the coastal boardwalk up to the Point Danger viewing platform where you can take in the magnificent views along the coast.

Snapper Rocks

This is a classic point break where the waves are formed by southern ocean swells converging towards the rocky point, they then slide over and around the rock formation to break on the shallow sand covered rocks on the ocean floor. Relative to many of the other coastal breaks, Snapper Point is surrounded by deep water. Therefore the wave formations tend to be full. These types of waves accommodate longer surf craft as opposed to short fast boards. This break is a favourite amongst long boarders and surfcraft enthusiasts.

The next break is Little Mali. This is only some 100m from Snapper, separated by a stretch of sand. Little Mali is a reef break located directly off Rainbow Bay Beach. This is a popular break with malabu long board riders.

Point Danger

Point Danger is is the name given to high and rugged headland on the northern side of the Tweed River estuary. It offers a great left & right hand surf break and is an ideal location to watch the humpback whales as they migrate along the coast during the cooler months.

Duranbah Beach

Know to the locals as D-bah, Duranbah Beach is one of the most popular surfing spots on the Gold Coast as it tends to work even when conditions aren't conducive to big swells - so much so that it even hosts international and professional surfing competitions. The break seems to be at its best when there's a south easterly swell. The beach is patrolled and can push through some powerful waves when swells are up.

NOTE: Beaches are patrolled at various times and only in certain sections of the beach. You should check with the local surf life saving club or the relevant local council to determine the exact location and the times that a beach will be patrolled.

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