With some of the world’s best surf spots, it’s easy to see why catching a wave is so deeply embedded in Australian culture. From The Pass in Bryon Bay to Lennox Head, our local Aussie insider lists the best places to catch a wave in New South Wales.
Only three sites in Australia have been declared National Surfing Reserves. You can find one of them at Lennox Head in northern NSW. The right-hand point break here is one of Australia’s most famous waves and, as such, is often packed with the country’s best surfers. Get here early to avoid the crowds but make sure to join them later in the busy local bar Shorty’s for seafood tapas and a cocktail (try the South Swell Sour). Recommended by local insider Susanna Smith