Surfing in Alley, Cronulla, New South Wales Australia

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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. The beach features a long stretch of sand, extending from Boat Harbor to North Cronulla. Alley is a reef break between north and south Cronulla.

The best wind direction is from the east and the best swell direction is from the southeast, east. The spot is appropriate for experienced surfers.

You 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 tide and the best tide position is all tides. The ideal period for surfing is in summer or early autumn because the average water temperature is 21°C/69.8°F.

Watch out for rocks and rips. Finally, visitors can enjoy the magnificent view of the sea in one of the many cafes and restaurants that lie on the streets around the beach.