Surfing in The Wall, 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 Harbour to North Cronulla. The Wall lies in the north of the flags. It 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 northwest, northeast.

Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 1 m-1.5 m/3 ft-5 ft and holds up to 2.5 m/8 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 11%, in autumn the wind blows at 30%, in winter at 44% and in spring at 18%. The best period for surfing is in summer or early autumn because the average water temperature is 21°C/69.8°F. Watch out for 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.