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Surfing in Thongs, Cronulla, New South Wales Australia

Skill Level:
Experienced
Best Swell Direction:
Northeast
Cronulla is a beach-side suburb in southern Sydney, at about 26 km/16 mi in the south of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). Cronulla lies on a peninsula, between Botany Bay on the north and Port Hacking on the south. Cronulla is a popular tourist location and attracts many beach enthusiasts.

Mark Occhilupo, the famous professional surfer and world champion made Cronulla beach a famous surf spot. Thongs is a surf site near the entrance of the Port Hacking estuary.To reach the spot, pass the pool at Oak Park and jump off the rocks. Alternatively you can paddle from Sandshoes, as it is close enough.

Thongs is an exposed reef break that is great when it works. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from less than 1 m/3 ft. The ideal wind direction is from the southeast, east and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The spot is suitable for more experienced surfers.

The best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is mid and high tide. This surf site is usually uncrowded,  you may encounter only few surfers and body-boarders, so it is a good choice if you 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 surf site. Note: watch out for sharks and rocks.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sydney
32.5km/20.3mi, 37mins
Head north on George St towards Angel Pl. Turn right onto Bridge St. Turn right into Macquarie St. Join Metroad 1 via the ramp to Wollongong / Canberra / Eastern Suburbs / Airport. Take the exit on the right Metroad 1 to Rockdale / Wollongong. Slight left at General Holmes Drive / Metroad 1. Continue to follow the Metroad 1. Continue to The Grand Parade (signs for Cronulla / Miranda). Continue to Sandringham St.Turn left on Rocky Point Rd. Continue to Taren Point Rd. Slight left at Kingsway. Turn right at Gerrale St. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn right at Ewos Parade.
BY AIR
Sydney airport,
20.4km/12.1miles 29mins drive
BY TRAIN

For train information go to Sydney Trains.

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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