New South Wales, Coffs Coast
A quick turn off the Pacific Highway at the famous Big Banana will take you to this popular and at times crowded surf spot, where surfers of all ages enjoy catching waves on a wide variety of surf craft.
Diggers Beach faces east and is therefore exposed to most swells, so it is best suited for less experienced surfers when small swells are running, or under the guidance of the local surf school.
When the waves are small, soft peaks break both right and left along the length of the beach with the southern end being favoured due to the easy access via the almost permanent rip beside the headland. This rip can be dangerous for beginner surfers who are best to stick to a sandbar in the middle of the beach.
Big waves often break here, so safer and easier surfing conditions can be found to the north at either Woolgoolga or Arrawarra Beaches or to the south at Park Beach (near the surf club) and even at Jetty Beach (great for little kids).
Good Wind Direction
Best on South to North West winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small North to East to South swells.
- Rip Currents
- Marine life
Have fun surfing Diggers Beach by practicing surfing etiquette and surf safety.
Car parks are located in the middle and at the southern end of the beach.
Patrolled daily from September until the end of the Easter school holidays - always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.
Located on Diggers Beach Road behind the beach.
Either back at the Big Banana on the highway or drive 5 minutes into the busy town of Coffs Harbour where you'll find everything you need. Head to the marina for some high quality fine dining.