Umina – Ocean Beach

Umina - Ocean Beach

New South Wales, Central Coast

Small and gentle waves often break along this stretch of sand during all but the biggest of south east swells. Cruise along the beach to find the right sandbar and wave for your level and remember to practise surfing etiquette, as Umina is a busy and popular spot for surfers of all levels

Wave Type
Left and right peaks break along the length of the beach with the biggest waves normally breaking towards the middle of the beach. Rips break up the sandbars along the whole beach and particular care should be taken at the northern end of the beach.

It can be dead flat here during small north east swells in summer, when the more exposed surf beaches to the nor-east will have bigger waves. In moderate south to east swells however, this spot can be a heap of fun for practising surfing and this is also one of the safest surfing options in New South Wales to seek shelter from big swells from a northerly direction.
Good Wind Direction
Best on South West to North East winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Big North to East swells and small to moderate South East to South swells.

- Rocks
- Rip Currents
- Marine life

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

The car park is located in the middle of the beach next to the surf club.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled from September to the end of the Easter school holidays - 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 clubs.

Closest Shops
There's See Lion Café in the surf club, or head to either the town centre of Umina Beach or Ettalong Beach for more options.

Photos of Umina - Ocean Beach

Umina Beach morning stroll

Umina Beach morning stroll
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Umina Beach spilling waves

On higher tides, soft spilling waves roll gently to shore over the broad, low gradient sandbars.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Umina Beach looking north

Umina Beach view north to Ocean Beach.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Umina Beach Left and fog

Umina is a popular spot, so find a peak away from the crowds and ensure you practise sound surfing etiquette.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Umina Beach autumn glow

Morning glow
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe