The ultimate guide to NSW North Coast surfing!

Lennox head, beach, surfing beaches, NSW
Lennox Head
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It’s the time of year when the prospect of a coastal road trip is seriously appealing, whether you’re a surfer or not. We’ve rounded up the six best surfing beaches on the North Coast of NSW so you know exactly where to go.

Byron Bay 

Why you’ll love it:

Main Beach has reliable right and left-hand beach breaks so is a perfect place for beginners to start. If you’ve been surfing since you were a grommet, The Pass in Byron is one of the most iconic surf breaks in the Byron Bay area and owes its fame to its long right-handers.

What to do there:

The town where surf culture first took hold in Australia, there is an abundance of things to do around Byron Bay. If a lesson in surfing is what you’re after, Rusty Miller Surf session is are a great place to start. The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa offers luxury accommodation for a few wellness-filled days in a beautiful, rainforest setting.

Lennox Head

Why you’ll love it:

With water conditions that are suitable for surfers and families alike, Lennox Head Beach has a little something for everyone.  The right-hand point break at Lennox Head is one of Australia’s most famous waves and riding this bad boy is a must.

What to do there:

Lennox Head is a fantastic location for sighting humpback whales as they pass close to shore during the migration season. And the Pat Morton Lookout offers extensive views of the Pacific Ocean.

Merewether Beach, Newcastle

Why you’ll love it:

Surfing hero and Merewether local, Mark Richards put Merewether on the map when he became a four-time world surfing champion. This recognised Australian National Surfing Reserve stretches from Dixon Park in the north to Burwood Beach in the south and has awesome surfing conditions for experienced surfers.

What to do there:

The Yoga Loft holds Yoga for Surfers which is designed to strengthen your body, help prevent injuries and increase lung capacity to improve your overall surfing ability. Merewether Beach is also home to Surfest, a 12 day surfing competition that is the largest festival of surfing in the Southern Hemisphere.

Boomerang Beach

Why you’ll love it:

Blessed with magic surf and resident pods of dolphins, surfing the waves at Boomerang Beach is an experience not to be missed!

What to do there:

Myall Lakes National Park is just a short drive from Boomerang Beach and features one of the State’s largest coastal lake systems. There are also countless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing. Aside from the surf and the stunning National ParkBuddha by the Beach boasts a delicious menu of modern Australian cuisine including fresh, local seafood, organic tea and coffee and fresh juices.

For more ideas on amazing New South Wales beaches visit www.visitnsw.com

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