Sydney has approximately 70 surf beaches that cater to all levels of surfing skill, from small waves for beginners to big breaks for the more experienced and adventurous.
Four Sydney beaches feature on the National Surfing Reserve Register, a list of iconic surfing spots in Australia:
Manly, North Narrabeen, Cronulla and Maroubra.
One of Australia's most famous surf beaches is Bondi Beach, less than 20 minutes on a bus from Sydney's city centre. You'll find serious surfers at the southern end of the beach, while boogie boards and bodysurfers occupy the northern end, whilst visitors to the area all enjoy the myriad bars and cafes by the waterfront.
Further south is Maroubra, a kilometre-long curve of sand that attracts surfers, swimmers and families.
The Cronulla area comprises four beaches Wanda, Elouera, North Cronulla and Cronulla and has a lively surf scene with local board-riding communities and lifesaving clubs. You can find several cosmopolitan eateries in Cronulla, with many cuisines from around the world to choose from.
Sydney's Northern Beaches, from Manly to Palm Beach, offer some of the city's prime surfing spots, including Freshwater, Narrabeen and Dee Why and Curl Curl.
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