New South Wales, South Coast
Broulee Beach is fantastic for practising surfing, and is home to a friendly local surfing community who enjoy riding the waves here on a wide variety of surf craft. The varying orientation of the beaches around Broulee make surfing fun waves possible for beginners and kids on all but the biggest of swells.
Spilling waves break over a broad sandbar and roll gently to shore, great for practising both in the whitewater or out the back catching green waves. The waves tend to be biggest towards the middle and northern end of the beach. It can get crowded in the northern corner, when it's best to head down the beach for some empty peaks where you'll catch a lot more waves.
The southern end of Broulee Beach is excellent for south wind and big south swell protection. For smaller waves during big north swells, or if the wind is strong from the north, check Barlings Beach at Tomakin (best in the whitewater as the waves often dump on the shallow sandbars), or for bigger, more challenging waves, the northern corner of South Broulee Beach is also an option.
Good Wind Direction
Broulee Beach is best on South East to North West winds.
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Moderate North to South East swells and big South swells.
- Rip Currents
- Marine life
Have fun surfing Broulee Beach by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.
Park on the side of the road that runs behind the beach with beach access via the many walkways all along the beach.
Broulee Beach is patrolled for six weeks during the summer holiday season from mid December until the end of January - 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 towards the northern end of the beach on the side of the road.
At the middle of the beach there's a take away shop, otherwise head into Moruya or the bigger Batemans Bay for a wider range of shops and services.