Surfing Bondi

Surfing Bondi


Surfing Bondi - Sydney's most iconic beach is a must do on a surf trip to Australia.
Updated: Aug 11 2022

Bondi - Australia's most famous beach is also its most crowded. Bondi sees mad crowds whenever there is a nice Summer day. Waves are often shared with swimmers, bodyboarders and learners and it's why there is a rule banning hard surfboards from the North side of the beach. Soft boards are allowed everywhere except in the flagged areas. Bondi surfers don't seem to mind and have adapted their surfing to suit their next gen foamies, expertly weaving through crowded lineups.


Bondi Surf Spots

Bondi gets some protection from NE winds by the Ben Buckler headland. The Southern end near the Icebergs club has bigger waves and stronger rips and is where the better surfers go whenever there is a decent swell. Beginners should be aware of the 'Backpacker's Express' - a notorious rip known where unknowing tourists usually get caught in.

Further South, Tamarama is a narrow beach nestled between 2 headlands with powerful reef breaks. Due to the strong rips and the ever present danger of being washed onto the rocks, this area is only suitable for experienced surfers. Boardriders are not allowed at Tamarama during life saving patrol hours. Bronte, the next beach over has a right hand reef break in the South and left hand beach breaks in the Northern end.

Bronte Beach
surf spot
Bronte, NSW
Bondi Beach
beach,surf spot
Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Tamarama Beach
surf spot
Tamarama, NSW
Surf lesson in Bondi Beach

Donatas Meškauskas

Bondi - Backpackers Rip

Justin Spencer

Bronte Surfing Australia

Yunoji Surf Bunny

Sand Surf Swell Bondi

SKY

Bondi - Non-stop action

Justin Spencer


Bondi Surf Lessons / Schools

For beginners, Bondi is pretty much learners paradise. Lots of tourists have have learnt how to do their first pop-ups here.

Lets Go Surfing
surf school
128 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia

Bondi Surf Shops

There are quite a few surf shops within walking distance to the beach, from generic surf shops to local surf brands.

The Critical Slide Society
surf shop
245 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Saturdays NYC Bondi
surf shop,cafe
L08/ Bondi Beach (entry via Gould Street, 180-186 Campbell Parade, Sydney NSW 2026, Australia
Bondi Surf Co
surf shop,surf hire
80 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Surf Culture
surf shop
186 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Sunburnt Mess
surf shop
41 Gould St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Rip Curl Bondi
surf shop
Shop/82 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Bondi Surf Hire / Rental

There are 2 on-beach locations hiring out softboards, bodyboards and wetsuits by the hour.

Bondi Beach Hire
surf hire
Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

Things to do in Bondi

Bondi is a hive of activity especially in the warmer months. For the young ones, there is a pool made just for little kids pool at the Northern end. While bigger kids can session the Bondi skatepark - one of the biggest and best maintained concrete playgrounds located just behind the beach. The outdoor gym is a very popular spot to show off them gains.

There is a great selection of cafes, restaurants and bars worth making the trek to Bondi for, located along Campbell parade and nearby streets. Influencers will want to check out the famous Icebergs club in the South end and it's insta-famous rock pool.


Check out our Bondi Beach Guide

North Bondi Outdoor Gym
gym
Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Milky Lane Bondi
restaurant
141 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Bondi Icebergs POOL
sea pool
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Bondi's Best Seafood
restaurant
39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Bondi Pavilion
attraction
Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Little L Bondi Beach
takeaway
1/23- 37 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
North Bondi Fish
restaurant
120 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
The Traditional Chip Shop
restaurant
140 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Bonditony's Burger Joint
restaurant
1/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
North Bondi Children's Pool
sea pool
65 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia


Where to Surf in Sydney

A small protected beach where Australians were first introduced to surfing by Duke Kahanamoku in the year 1914.
A 3 hour drive South of Sydney, Mollymook is a quiet surf town in the Shoalhaven region of the Southern NSW coast.
Dee Why is well known for its famous point break, uncrowded beachies and The Strand.
Manly is one of Sydney's best destinations for surfers of all levels with a variety of breaks along the 3km beach from Shelly Beach and South Steyne at the Southern end through to Queenscliff at the North end.
The coastal town of Jervis Bay on the NSW Southern Coast is one of the most unique surf destinations and home to the "Aussie Pipe".
A long beach on the NSW Central Coast suitable for beginner and younger surfers.