Welcome to another instalment of our surf series, your guide to some of the best surf breaks Australia has to offer.

We began our surf safari in the dreamy sub-tropical waters of Queensland before catching the incredible waves of NSW’s Mid North Coast. Now it’s time to explore a 300km stretch of the NSW South Coast, a melting pot of serious surf breaks, gentle beginner waves and stunning secret swells. So, wax up your board and let’s paddle out at our first stop, Shoalhaven Heads.

Shoalhaven Heads

An hour and a half south of Sydney, you’ll find the charming seaside town of Shoalhaven Heads. With a spectacular river system carving bays and beachfronts in all aspects, Shoalhaven Heads has a surf spot for any wind or swell condition. At the mouth of the Shoalhaven River, the south end of Seven Mile Beach offers a stack of breaks for those with a little more experience (including a shore break that actually works). For a more protected break, Tilbury Cove on the other side of Comerong Island, offers a smaller spilling wave.

Lake Conjola

Next stop is Lake Conjola, only an hour down the coast. Make an early start and visit a sacred surf spot along the way. Wreck Bay is a culturally significant slice of Indigenous Australian heaven. Follow the signs on Summercloud Bay Road, just south of Jervis Bay, and your surfer intuition will do the rest. Then it’s on to the sparkling waters of Lake Conjola. Longboarders will rejoice at the sight of the left-handers on offer at Green Island, a popular reef break near Cunjurong Point. A little further south, the southern end of Narrawallee Beach presents perfect beginner waves in safe conditions.  

Wairo Beach

Head south for 30 minutes and the sounds of the highway will soon be replaced by the crash of salty foam as you arrive at Merry Beach in the cool coastal town of Kioloa. Surrounded by heavy breaks punctuated with rips, this part of the South Coast is a dream for serious surfers. Nearby Murramarang National Park is home to several breaks from Pretty Beach to Snake Bay where the boldest surfers converge. Less adventurous surfers will find solace in the breaks of Shelly beach which work in smaller swells.

Broulee

Strap the boards back on the roof racks and cruise down the coast to discover the incredible beaches of Broulee. The journey will take about an hour, leaving plenty of time for a stop at Surf Beach and Denhams just south of Batemans Bay. Here you’ll find small waves and safe conditions. Save some energy though, because the baby waves at South Broulee Beach promise more fun for the grommets, and the north end provides a playground for beginners who love a challenge. Further north, the heavy barrels of Pink Rocks reef break will test the most experienced surfers.

Ocean Lake

Head further south to immerse yourself in natural beauty under the watchful gaze of Mount Dromedary in the enchanting village of Ocean Lake, Bermagui. Fun in the sun awaits beginners at Horseshoe Bay. Protected from wind and large swells, this gorgeous bay offers short, fun rides to practice your skills. For more experienced surfers, a westerly wind makes for clean offshore left-handers at Camel Rock Beach. South of the surf club on the same stretch of beach, Hayward Point sits in between two great surf breaks that work in northerly summer conditions.

Eden

The final stop on our NSW South Coast surf trek is Eden, a town steeped in history and overflowing with surfing beaches to discover. From Merimbula-Pambula Beach to the break locals know as Saltwater, those skills you’ve honed along the way will have every chance to shine! When the swell surges, right-handers up to 4 metres heave through the southern point of Saltwater Creek. If you’re looking for an easier surf, Asling’s Beach has options for any condition. The North is sheltered and offers small enjoyable rides, whereas the south end develops a great right-hander in slightly larger swells.

Next stop on the Ingenia holiday Parks’ surf safari is Victoria.

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