I don't think there are many things cooler than a chick that can surf. I found myself in Noosa on the weekend during the Noosa Festival of Surfing and was delighted to see there were as many woman as men surfing - all of whom donned beautiful bronze svelte bodies. There were lithe ladies scooting back and forth on their long boards (very Gidget) and plenty of hot Hawaiians & foreigners lucky enough to follow the waves around the world. On a more glamorous note - the most amazing shop on Hastings street is Signatures...books, candles, blankets, jewellery, art. It's 2 levels of bliss, customers walk from corner to corner flipping pages of books, picking up coconut candles and frangipani soaps to smell and baby blankets to touch. Noosa's restaurants are truly world class as well, head to Urban Nectar for my top picks.