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Surfing

Maroubra Beach is home to Surfing NSW


A popular pastime among young and old, there are no age limits here. Surfing is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. Laid back beach towns and bronzed Aussie surfers are synonymous with the Australian lifestyle and are reflected in the local surfing communities of The Sports Coast.

With kilometres of breathtaking ocean coastline and boasting some of Sydney ’s best beaches, it’s no wonder that surfers make their way to The Sports Coast to surf the waves. Consistent waves at Maroubra Beach provide ideal conditions to host surf carnivals attracting large crowds and international competitors. Coogee Beach also hosts carnivals during the summer months.

Surfing is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city living to be at one with the ever changing forces of nature. It’s exciting to step into the water from the sand, with anticipation building of what will arise. Will the sets be powerful? Paddling out to the break, duck diving waves with your board can be challenging, yet rewarding. It is well worth the effort when once you’re up and riding your first wave for the day.

Surfing MaroubraEnjoy the fresh ocean breeze and relax in the cool waters as you sit, waiting patiently for the sets to roll in, before competing with other surfers to catch a wave. Once you’re up and standing, feel the adrenalin coursing through your body as the powerful waves carry you and your board on a thrilling ride. Just when your ride has come to an end, you quickly realize that one short paddle and you’ll be back out there riding again.

Invigorating and spiritual, surfing is a great way to keep fit and stay active. Lets Go Surfing offers learn-to-surf classes for all ages and teaches water and beach safety as well as how to catch those waves. Contact the surf school and start surfing today.

Both the men and women of the Surf Life Saving movement rescue numerous surfers every year and contribute significantly to the cultural image of Australia abroad. The reputation of Australia’s surfers is renowned and they have taken out many world and national championships. For larger and more challenging waves, Maroubra Beach is the location, whilst beaches at La Perouse, Clovelly and Coogee tend to provide a calmer environment for swimming and surfing.

Surf Locations:

Maroubra Beach – “Dunny Bowl” Consistent swells come from the North or South. Both left & right beach breaks, sets driven by an east or north-easterly swell.

Coogee Beach – Inconsistent, only works in large swells, best when winds are NW – SW.

Wedding Cake Island – “The Southie” In big swells waves are produced by the small reef at the southern end of the beach. The perimeter of the island itself can be ridden in medium to bigger swells.

Malabar – Works only in big storms and swells. Usually best when the other beaches are too big or closed out. Check out the “Pumphouse” around the cliffs heading back towards Maroubra.

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