Surfing

When it comes to surf breaks in Sydney, the beaches of Bate Bay (Cronulla) provide arguably the most variety and best quality of any other single stretch of coastline. From north to south there are in excess of 24 surf breaks catering for a variety of surfing abilities. From soft easy beach breaks to world class waves at Shark Island and Voodoo this stretch of coastline has it all.

Key surfing spots

Voodoo 

Comprises of predominate left hand reef break of world class standard that can hold massive south swells. 

The Alley

The main beach break in the area at North Cronulla beach and the natural rip that occurs at the southern end of the beach makes for consistent sand banks and quality beach break waves. It can get really busy our here so be prepared for a bit of hassling.

Cronulla Point

The birthplace of modern surfing in Cronulla now 50 years ago. The point is one of the only waves in the area that is protected from southerly winds which is a real bonus throughout winter but can get really crowded.

Shark Island 

Draws the world’s elite body boarders each year for the Human Shark Island Challenge. I don't recommend you paddle out here at all unless you are an advanced surfer, instead watch the locals take it on from the safety of the esplanade. For the record the Island breaks best on a high tide with a south swell.

Sandshoes

A little jewel on our southern peninsula and provides surfers with a short sharp right hander. It got its name because the surf pioneers of the 1960s, in the days before leg-ropes, wore sandshoes when they surfed because the place is ripe with sea urchins.

Other Surf Breaks

Important Information

Cronulla’s beaches are patrolled by both Sutherland Shire Council professional lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers, click here for patrol times.

Sutherland Shire Council runs Surf Education Courses for local and South-Western Sydney schools, click here for details.

Want to check the surf without leaving home? View the live Web Cams for North Cronulla and Wanda.

Surfing lessons

To experience the thrill of riding a wave you can take surfing lessons with either Cronulla Surfing Academy or Surfing Cronulla Surfschool.  

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Metro Hotel Miranda

522 Kingsway (Corner of Jackson Avenue), Miranda

T: 1800 004 321

Engadine

Old Princes Highway, Engadine

Cronulla Beach

20-38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla

T: 02 9710 0333

Rydges Cronulla Beachside

20 - 26 The Kingsway, Cronulla

T: 02 9527 3100

Quest Cronulla Beach

1 Kingsway, Cronulla

T: 02 8536 3600

Bundeena Kayaks

Bonnie Vale Picnic Grounds Off Sea Breeze Lane, Bundeena

T: 0419 254 981

EG Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens

104 President Avenue, Caringbah

T: 02 9710 0333

Sydney Tramway Museum

Corner Rawson Avenue (Old Princes Highway) and Pitt Street Adjacent to Loftus Railway Station, Loftus

T: 02 9542 3646

Cronulla and National Park Ferry Cruises

1 Tonkin Street Public Wharf, Cronulla

T: 02 9523 2990

Bundeena Kayaks - Guided Kayak Tours and Hire

Bonnie Vale Picnic Area Off Sea Breeze Lane, Bundeena

T: 0419 254 981

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