Probably the best learn to surf location on Australia’s East Coast…come and decide for yourself!
Woolgoolga Beach, NSW Australia
The main beach offers protection from bigger swells and is the perfect spot for your first surfing experience!
Woolgoolga is stunning! It offers the perfect viewing spot to see migrating Humpback Whales passing along the coast between May and November. Dolphins are also often seen playing in the waves at Woolgoolga Beach. About 4km inland is Sherwood Nature Reserve and Woolgoolga Picnic Area. You can enjoy the 2km riverside walk along Woolgoolga Creek through subtropical rainforest to the spectacular waterfall, keeping an eye out for some of the species of birds.
The surf at Woolgoolga is suitable for all levels of surfers. From the shelter provided close to the southern headland to the more exposed areas of the northern beach, there is something here for everyone. Woolgoolga is a small town with a population of close to 5,000 so it has all of the facilities you’d need. From banks, shops and post offices to holiday parks and luxury holiday houses on the beach, Woolgoolga is a great spot to visit any time of the year.
LOCATED JUST 25 MINUTES NORTH OF COFFS HARBOUR, WOOLGOOLGA IS ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES TO LEARN TO SURF.
How to find us
Located 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour and 45 minutes south of Grafton. When travelling from either the north or south you take the Woolgoolga exit off the pacific Highway onto Solitary Islands Way. From the south you continue 5 minutes until the roundabout opposite woolworths where you turn left onto Clarence street. From the north you continue until you get the the big indian temple where you turn right onto River street. Both Clarence and River Streets will join into Beach Street where you drive into town. You then turn left onto Wharf street drive for 200m then turn right onto Hofmeier Close. This brings you to the north side of the Woolgoolga SLSC where there is plenty of free parking right on the beach. Here look out for the Solitary Islands Surf School Van where you will meet 10 minutes before your lesson begins.