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Category: Water Activities
The NSW South Coast is renown for its fine beaches, lakes and inlets. Ulladulla for deep sea fishing, Mollymook a surfers paradise, Conjola, Tabourie and Burrill Lakes for lake fishing, wind surfing and water skiing.
Tourist from Sydney staying at Mollymook posted their January 2023 review on Google mentioning the “gorgeous view of the ocean where we saw both surfers and dolphins riding the waves”. They enjoyed every minute of their stay, not only the beach but the many other places to visit in the surrounding areas on their trip as well as the fantastic local restaurants.
On departure, they wrote saying; Yes, we will definitely be back!
A wonderful natural feature at Mollymook is the “Bogey Hole”
Relax and swim at the Mollymook Bogey Hole
Mollymook Bogey Hole at Sunrise
The “Bogey Hole” is a large tidal rock pool ideal for swimming with an outer shelf area ideal for snorkelling. In a sheltered area, it is attractive for sun bathers and picnics. Nestled between the famous “Golfie” surfing reef break, Beachside Golf course and Mollymook Beach’s southern headland, access is via a short walk around the headland or by vehicle along Riversdale Avenue, turn left into Burleigh Drive and continue down to the parking area.
It is believed that the name “Bogey Hole” is from an Aboriginal word for “Bathing” and was used by Aboriginal people for 100’s or perhaps 1000’s of years as a place to “Bathe” and trap fish.
Wreck Bay is just south of Jervis Bay. This is home to the infamous “South Coast Pipe” an intense left tubes upwards of 8′ to 10′ off a southerly swell with NW-E winds. “Green Island” at Bendalong likes a southerly swell with winds from the NE-NW producing long left handers ranging from 6′ to 12′. At Mollymook you have a number of reef breaks that work well with a southerly swell, the best known is “Golfie” reef, however when conditions are right “Kamikaze” & “Crystals” are awesome in the big swells. Nearby is Collers reef break and “Drain-pipes”. 2 km south you have the Ulladulla “Bombie” and “Rennies Beach” reef break. Another couple of Km south is “Dolphin Point”, “Pot-holes”, “Point North-East”, “Wario” and at Bawley Point the famous “Guillotines” reef break. (Click on images to enlarge)
Greg Bennett of Bennett Surf Boards recently choose to stay at Mollymook Beach Waterfront for trialing his new designed “Paddle Board”.
Ulladulla Harbour: There are a choice of chartered boats available to take you outside the Ulladulla harbour heads, to some of the best local fishing grounds. You don’t need any equipment. It is all supplied including bait and they will even gut and scale your catch. Just book & turn up at the harbour. Ulladulla Boat Charters Ph. 4455 5303, Warrigal Ocean fishing charters 4455 5303, Ulladulla fishing charters 4455 4344 and Surf & Fish Charters 0419542155
Tip: 1) Take a sea sickness pill before going out to sea no matter how tough you would like others to think you are. (I have seen some very proud men brought to their knees pleading to be taken back to shore.) Also remember to take an esky for your catch. A hat and sunscreen. Tip: 2) Fish from the back of the boat and not on its side if you can organize where you fish from.
Burrill Lake fishing charters: Ph. 4454 0657
Lake Conjola boat hire: Ph. 4456 1163
Sussex Inlet boat hire: Ph. 4441 2046 or 4441 3099 or 4441 0051 or 4441 2086
Alternatively hire a boat on a trailer from Boab Boat Hire Ph 4441 5184 and go where ever, fishing.
Mollymook Beach Waterfront guests have found the following fishing spots popular: a) The northern and southern ends of Mollymook Beach b) The beach reef approx. mid distance along Mollymook Beach and c) Narrawallee Inlet.
Picture perfect weather greeted over 200 ocean swimmers at Mollymook for their annual 2 km ocean swim classic. Provisional winners were: 2 km Classic winner, Brad Horrey from Botany. 500 m novice winner, Cormac Guthrie from Matraville. “Dash for Cash” Brad Horrey from Botany. Worthy of note was the stand out performance of young Illya Vashinsky. Illya is only 10 years old and swam the 500m swim ALL butterfly stroke, and then backed up to finished the 2km swim in 19th place overall.
Illya and each of the winners are all coached by Chad Schneider who also competed doing the butterfly stroke for the 500 metre warm up and then finishing 16th overall in the 2 km classic. Chad brought a team of 30 swimmers to Mollymook this year. He has competed at all 10 Mollymook Ocean Classics and chose Waterfront accommodation and Citrus & Cupitts Kitchen restaurants to celebrate his end of year special South Coast Mollymook “Getaway”. (Click on images to enlarge)
Following a week of heavy rainfall, the sun shone in all its splendor on Sat February 4, at Shellharbour for the holding of the 2012 South Coast branch Surf Life Saving championships.
Not only did the sun shine, so too did the Mollymook surf club competitors who won numerous races. Perhaps the most exciting win was by the Under 15 board relay team. Led by Angus Curry, he set up a nice lead during the first leg followed by Holly Munday who was up against the boys. Holly paddled her heart out, caught and rode a nice wave to maintain the lead for Lewis Betts to maintain throughout the 3rd leg to come home easy winners. Great individual efforts were also recorded by Tarryn Love winning the U 15 beach sprint and flags, Michelle Howard in the U 17 & open female beach sprint, Angus Curry 1st in the U 15 board race, Tony Ireland Over 30’s board race & Ken Banks in the Over 50’s iron man and surf race.
Team events saw Mollymook home first in the March Past, 1st in the Taplin (Tony Ireland, Keith Purves & Greg Stratford), 1st in the Ski relay (Tony Ireland, Paul Burton & Greg Stratford)
A full list of result will appear in the local Times paper on Wednesday courtesy of Tracy Betts and Tony Ireland.
Greg Bennett, Factory Manager of Bennett Surfboards Pty Ltd traveled down from Brookvale to spend 2 days testing two new designed “Stand Up” surf boards at Mollymooks famous “Golfie Reef” break.
The huge swells on the Wednesday had all but disappeared come Thursday leaving 3 hours of testing in a subdued surf. Friday the swell increased a little to provide a useful 4 hours testing the handling of each board, one 10′ 6″ and the other 11′.
With a little encouragement Greg enticed Waterfronts owner to try his skill. He found it a little frustrating getting use to having to plant his feet across the board and failed to cause much havoc among the local board riding fraternity. (Click on images to enlarge)
The Mollymook surf club held a successful 3rd round of the Warilla Bowls South Coast Boat series on Saturday. The surf conditions were ideal and a good crowd was on hand for some very competitive competition. Waterfront overseas guests from the UK as well as their interstate guests thoroughly enjoyed the action. Unofficial results were:
The Mollymook Ocean Swimmers celebrated their 2011 end of year activities with fabulous food, wine and camaraderie at the Mollymook Beach Hut Cafe.
The committee searched high and low for a venue this year due to its past reputation of being a little boisterous. However with Jan overseas and Kim having moved to the North Coast the new owners of the Beach Hut cafe were prepared to chance them.
Bruce and Theresa with their staff that included an acclaimed Asian chef left no stone unturned to put on a sumptuous choice of fine dining sea food dishes that included prawns, oysters, calamari as well as catering for those with special needs. (Click on images to enlarge)
The Ulladulla Sea pool, enjoyed by the local community and tourist alike is now open all year for a trial period during 2019. The Ulladulla Sea Pool is located at the southern end of Ulladulla Harbour, and can be accessed via the boardwalk from the Harbour side or from Wason Street.
No entry fee applies at the Ulladulla sea pool, which is inspected daily by Council staff prior to opening. Opening times are 6 days per week from 6.30 am daily except Tuesdays when it is closed for cleaning. (Closing times vary during the year. Generally 8.00 pm during daylight saving and 6.00 pm outside daylight saving)
The Shoalhaven council makes it clear that the Ulladulla sea pool is unsupervised and users are responsible for their own safety with parents responsible for the safety of children in and around the Ulladulla sea pool areas.
In the event of an emergency, please call “000”. The public can report any maintenance issues by phone weekdays, Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to Council’s Swim & Fitness Hotline, (02) 4429 3652 or after hours on (02) 4421 3100.
When the swell is up you can generally be guaranteed of some ideal surfing Mollymook or surfing Ulladulla area for the surfing enthusiast with exceptional waves in the Mollymook Milton Ulladulla area for surf board riding, body board riding and body surfing.
Former world surf champion Pam Burridge operates surfing Mollymook and surfing Ulladulla schools in this majestic Mollymook Ulladulla area. From teaching ‘grooms’ all the way to mature adults, as she says “it’s never to late to learn to surf … it is such a great sport for your physical fitness & keeps your mind active as well”. As a result she has seen a huge increase in the ‘mature learners’ age bracket and most are women. Check out Pam Burridge web site for further details: Web – www.pamburridge.com or phone Pam on 0409 767 176
Once people begin to learn to surf, its not uncommon to become a little addicted. Just getting out there in the salt water feels so good in itself. Then the adrenalin begins to lock in as you mount that first wave, coming down the face is an incredible feeling, maneuvering to beat the white water break. Once you’ve mastered the basics it’s practise, practise, practise!!!
There are surf board riding clubs up and down the coast where you can join in and make some great friendships along the way.