Surfing in Port Hacking River, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Skill Level:
All Surfers
Ideal Tide Position:
Low Tide Only
Port Hacking is located in southern Sydney, at about 30 km/19 mi south of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). The area to the north of Port Hacking is more developed than the area to the south which forms the northern boundary of the Royal National Park. It is south of Cronulla and northeast of Bundeena.

Port Hacking River or Bay Waves is a sand-bar break that is great when it works properly. You can reach the spot by boat or alternatively, you can paddle, for a long time, from Gunnamatta Park or Oak Park, but be careful of the strong current. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 2 m/6 ft.

The spot is suitable for novice and advanced surfers alike. The best tide movement is rising tides and the ideal tide position is low tide only. This surf site is usually uncrowded, you may encounter only few surfers, so it is a good choice if you hate beach crowds.

Port Hacking is a popular area and provides many recreational activities such as water-skiing, wake-boarding and scuba diving. 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 Cronulla. Note: watch out for rips.