Surfing in Cronulla Beach, Cronulla, New South Wales Australia

Best Wind Direction:
North, Northeast
Skill Level:
All Surfers
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. The spot is appropriate for novice and advanced surfers alike. The best wind direction is from the north, northeast and the ideal swell direction is from the north, northeast.

Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft and holds up to 2 m/6 ft. The best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is all tides.

In summer the wind blows offshore at 14%, in autumn the wind blows at 28%, in winter at 35% and in spring at 21%. The best time for waves is autumn. Finally, it is a crowded spot during weekends. Watch out for rips and localism.