Ideal for: All surfers
Best swell direction: North East swells
Popularity: Ultra popular
Parking: Parking is located in the middle and northern ends of the beach
Located in the eastern suburbs, Bondi Beach is arguably Australia’s most famous beach – and a great place to learn to surf. While the waves in the middle of Bondi Beach can get pretty wild, further up towards the northern corner provides protection thanks to the Ben Buckler headland, making it a great surfing spot.
It’s worth remembering that crowds at Bondi Beach can get pretty extreme, and you may be sharing both the beach and the waves with lots of other surfing enthusiasts, so remember that surfing between the flags (all across Australia) is prohibited, and always be aware of other swimmers and surfers in the water. Rips are also common along Bondi Beach, so always keep safety in mind.
After your surf lesson be sure to enjoy a few laps in the Icebergs ocean pool which is open daily and available to the public for a small fee.
Laidback cafes, restaurants, and boutiques line the back of the beach. For a bite to eat after your surfing lesson head to The Bucket List
for Mexican food in a fun setting, or Panama House
for a more upmarket meal.