Broulee Beach

Broulee Beach

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.

Wave Type
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.

- Rocks
- 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.

Lifeguard Patrolled
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.

Closest Shops
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.

Photos of Broulee Beach

Broulee Beach weekend surf crowd - head down the beach for empty peaks.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Broulee's spilling waves are excellent for practising catching mellow green waves.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Whitewater surfing over the broad, low gradient sandbar at Broulee Beach.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Whitewater surfing fun
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Broulee Kid Surfing
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Point and turn
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Logger love
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


The south end of Broulee Beach offers good shelter from big south swells.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Broulee Island Sunrise
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


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