Sydney

Surfing Sydney

 

Just under 100 years ago stand up surfing was witnessed by Sydneysiders for the first time. Since that moment this cities' love affair with riding waves has steadily grown.

Today, although big crowds are a reality at Sydney's most popular beaches, fun waves can still be found, just remember to respect your fellow surfer.

Back on land, visitors from all over the world continue to be attracted by Sydney's unique balance of big city groove and entertainment, mixed with its incredible natural beauty and the laidback demeanor of its inhabitants. Many who visit here stay for good.

Surfing Lessons

Lets Go Surfing Bondi

Lets Go Surfing

Bondi Beach

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Manly Surf School

Manly Surf School

Manly, Long Reef & Palm Beaches & Day Tours

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Sydney Safe Surf School Maroubra

Cronulla Surfing Academy

Cronulla Surfing Academy

Wanda Beach, Cronulla

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Surfing Cronulla Surf School

Surfing Cronulla Surf School

North Cronulla Beach

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Mojo Surf School Byron Bay

Mojo Surf School

Sydney Surfing Day Tour

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Australian Surf Tours

Australian Surf Tours

Sydney Surfing Day Tour

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Waves Surf School Sydney

Waves

Sydney Surfing Day Tour

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Getting There

Car
12 hours drive south from Brisbane, 10 hours north from Melbourne & 3.5 hours north from Canberra.

Rail
CountryLink (13 22 32) connects to Sydney & CityRail offers services within the suburbs & to Newcastle in the north & Wollongong in the south.

Bus
Greyhound (13 14 99) & the major national operators link from all directions daily.

Airports
20 minute drive from the Domestic & International Airports to the Sydney CBD.

Airport transfers
Northside Shuttle, Manly Express, Eastern Suburbs Shuttle, Shire Shuttle Bus. Trains, buses & hotels shuttles also pick up from the Airports.

Car Hire
Renting a car or van is a great way to see & surf Australia.  Hire a car or campervan.

 

Where To Sleep

Camping

Cockatoo Island, Big4 Sydney Lakeside Narrabeen, Bonnie Vale (Bundeena) & The Basin in Ku-ring-gai National Park.

Hostels in Sydney

Sydney Harbour YHA

Sydney Harbour YHA

The Rocks, Sydney

Hostel

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Sydney Pittwater YHA

Sydney Pittwater YHA

Church Point

Hostel

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Hotels & Holiday Homes in Sydney

Monaco Freshwater Beach

Monaco

Freshwater Beach

Holiday Apartment

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Bondi Beach Apartments

Bondi Beach Apartments

Bondi Beach

Holiday Apartments

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Epiphany Palm Beach Sydney

Epiphany Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Holiday Home

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The Westin Sydney

The Westin Sydney

Martin Place, Sydney

Hotel

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Between Surf Sessions

What to see & do

Almost any activity you could possibly think of is available in Sydney & information on this topic is readily available on other websites. Here however is a list of surf related things to see & do whilst in the big smoke.

The Australian Open of Surfing held annually on Manly Beach in February (8 - 16th Feb,  2014) showcases the talents of the worlds best surfers and skaters, along with live concerts, surf art and fashion.

Take a surfing day tour to one of Sydney's beautiful beaches & enjoy surfing with & meeting new people.

Spend the day at the iconic Bondi, Cronulla or Manly beaches. Kick back on the sand or under a tree & watch the world go by. The waves are often good for practicing surfing too.

Where to eat & drink

With over 6 million people to feed & entertain, you're sure to find a supermarket, restaurant, cafe, pub, club or nightclub to suit your desires. Popular beachside spots for a meal and partying include Manly, Bondi, Coogee & Cronulla, with most beaches in between offering great places to eat with fewer late night revellers.

Climate

Sydney Climate

Sydney Surf Spots for Beginners & Kids

The best spots for learning to surf in Sydney are normally South Palm Beach, Freshwater (north end), Manly (south end), Bondi (north end) and Greenhills at the northern end of Cronulla. For more info on these spots, click on the landmarks on the map below.

Good To Know...

Sydney is a surf city with a proud surfing community and an iconic surfing industry and has long been a popular starting point for travellers wishing to explore Australia's amazing coastline. Here you will find 5 year old kids all the way up to 75 year old big kids, some with zero surfing experience, others with over 50 years of experience, jostling for waves in the line ups. On a sunny Saturday morning, it is not uncommon to see over 200 people in the surf catching or waiting for waves. These crowds do at times cause friction in the water, so please make sure you display sound surfing etiquette.

If you are a beginner or progressing surfer, check out Sydney's best learn to surf spots on the map above and our Sydney surf report to find the spots where the surf conditions and the vibe in the water are more appropriate for practising your skills, allowing you to improve more quickly and have way more surfing fun.

On really small surf days, many of the more swell exposed east and south facing beaches can also be great for learning. Check them out if the spots listed above are flat, but assess the conditions before entering the water to make sure the surf is not beyond your level, and please respect the other surfers.

When planning to take a surf lesson in Sydney, book in advance as classes can be full at times during the warmer months.

 

Surf Shops

Surf shops are located at all of the popular beaches & shopping malls around Sydney. Due
to the massive competition that exists, most offer good deals & many niche surf & lifestyle
shops can now be found.

Walk around & check them out to find the best deals. Hot spots for many surf shops within
walking distance of each other include Bondi, Cronulla & Manly.

Surfboard Repairers

Sydney Surfboard Repair, Bondi Surfboard
Repair, Brookvale Surfboard Repairs.

Boardriders Club

Bondi Girls, Bondi Longboard, Cronulla Christian Surfers, Cronulla Girls, Cronulla
Point, Cronulla Sharks, Cuba Junior, Elourea, Freshwater, Dee Why, Long Reef, Maroubra, Mova Vale, Newport, North Avalon, North Cronulla, North Curl Curl Longboarders, North Narrabeen, Palm Beach Longboarders, Queenscliff, North Steyne, Reef Riders Malibu, Southside Malibu, Warriewood, Manly Malibu & Sydney Social Surfers Group.