Birubi Beach

Birubi Beach

New South Wales, Port Stephens

The most consistent and at times most dangerous surf spot in the area, especially during big south swells. This can be however a good option when the typical summer surf conditions of small north swells and north winds are present.

Wave Type
South facing Birubi Beach is great for catching waves during north wind and small swells, which is when you'll find easy peaks that break all along this long beach. Uneven sandbars, rip currents and long shore gutters do exist, so find a sandbar attached to the beach and stick to it, avoiding the rips and gutters. During moderate to big swells from the east to south however, Birubi is very dangerous and definitely not suitable for inexperienced surfers.

On the rare day that the surf is flat here (can happen on tiny north wind swells), head to One Mile Beach for bigger waves and if the surf is too big here, again check One Mile Beach or the more sheltered Fingal Bay for easier surfing options.
Good Wind Direction
Best on North East to North West winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Moderate North East to small East to tiny South swells.

- Rocks, Rip Currents and Marine life.

Have fun surfing Birubi Beach by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

There are a couple of car parks in the north eastern corner of the beach.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled from September to April - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Located at the eastern corner of the beach.

Closest Shops
Blue Juice Café is good for food and drink, and they also rent out sand boards for those looking to let loose on the giant sand dunes nearby, or head to Anna Bay or Nelson Bay for more shops of all kinds.

Photos of Birubi Beach

Birubi Beach surfing
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Long and isolated Birubi Beach
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


The peaky waves of Birubi shift around, making for challenging surf conditions for inexperienced surfers.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Great spot for a cuppa at Blue Juice Cafe at Birubi
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Birubi sand dunes at dusk
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe