Crescent Heads was picture perfect last week whilst the NSW South Coast was being pounded by gale force winds and a huge surf. Water temperature reportedly around the 20.c mark with the sun shining and most people in shirts and shorts. I took a number of pics from a distance to give those who have never been to this surfing mecca a broader view of how it looks. The waves present a easy slow run for a distance varying from 200 metres to 400 metres in length, with a variety of areas to catch your ideal wave.
Why travelled anywhere else for a perfect surf that is suitable for all skill levels?
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”.
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.