Victoria is the second-smallest state of Australia. It borders with New South Wales to the north and Tasman Sea to the east. The unique combination of spectacular coastline, pristine beaches, numerous national parks, dense forests and mountains attract visitors all year long and offer a plethora of activities to sport lovers. Melbourne, Victoria's capital and one of the most populous cities in Australia, lies on the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Shelley Beach, Cronulla, New South Wales Australia
Mark Occhilupo, the famous professional surfer and world champion made Cronulla beach a famous surf spot. The beach features a long stretch of sand, extending from Boat Harbor to North Cronulla. Shelley or Shelly beach is a small, southern beach in Cronulla. This spot is an exposed reef break that offers a consistent surfing experience.
To reach the surf site, find the rock point, north of the pool. Shelly beach is appropriate for novice and advanced surfers alike. The best wind direction is from the northwest, west and the ideal swell direction is from the south, southeast. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2 m/6 ft.
The best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is mid tide. Shelly Park lies just behind the beach. Shelley beach is usually less crowded than the rest of Cronulla, so it is a great place for surfers who hate beach crowds.
Apart from surfing, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the sea in one of the many restaurants and cafes that lie on the streets around the beach. Note: watch out for rocks.