Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It provides with a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Surfing in Bilgola Beach, Bilgola, New South Wales Australia
Bilgola beach is 500 km/310 mi long and provides with good facilities and excellent surfing conditions, especially at the north end.
This beautiful spot is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf at all stages of the tide. At the north end of the beach is a high headland that attracts more experienced surfers. The best tide movement is all tides. The ideal wind direction is from the north, northwest and the best swell direction is from the northeast.
In summer the wind blows offshore at 22%, in autumn the wind blows at 19%, in winter at 15% and in spring at 20%. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 3 ft (1 m) to 6 ft (2 m). This spot can produce excellent waves all year long. The average water temperature is about 21°C/69.8°F. Bilgola beach is the best place for surfers who hate beach crowds. Watch out for urchins, rocks and rips.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.