Mollymook Beach

Mollymook Beach

New South Wales, South Coast

Mollymook and Narrawallee beaches are both good spots for beginner surfers who, between the two beaches, can find fun waves and shelter from both north and south winds and moderate sized swells. Mollymook gets very busy during holiday periods, but during the rest of the year the line up is often mellow as most local surfers tend to surf the more challenging waves that exist in the region - so finding an empty sandbar along the beach is easy.

Wave Type
The northern corner of Mollymook beach is great in north east winds, and can offer shelter from north to east swells. Wave quality varies greatly depending on sand formation (close outs are common). Right up in the southern corner (opposite the golf club) shelter from south winds can be found and kids can enjoy catching small waves where a fun right breaks at times beside the rocks. Bigger, steeper dumping waves tend to break towards the middle of the beach, so high tide is best for catching green waves.

At Narrawallee the waves do at times offer better shape than Mollymook and it can be great for catching green waves on small swells with shelter from south winds also found at the south end of the beach. Both beaches often have some wide sandbars that are good for practising in the whitewater during lower tides. Avoid the rips that are also present at both beaches.

Good Wind Direction
Best on North East (North Mollymook) to South winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Moderate North swells, small East swells and moderate South swells.

Rocks, Rip Currents and Marine life.

Have fun surfing Mollymook by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Car parks are located at both ends of Mollymook and Narrawallee beaches.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Narrawallee and North Mollymook Beaches are patrolled on weekdays during the summer school holidays. South Mollymook Beach is patrolled daily from early December until the end of February with weekend patrols from the end of September until the end of April - 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 at the surf club at South Mollymook Beach and the northern end of both beaches.

Closest Shops
Breakers Café is behind the surf club or head to the historic town of Milton or Ulladulla for more cafes, restaurants, shops and services.

Photos of Mollymook Beach

Mollymook Beach southern corner
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

Bigger waves often break towards the more exposed middle of the beach.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

On south winds and swells, shelter can be found in the southern corner, or head to the north end of the beach during north winds and small swells.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

Narrawallee Beach
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

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