Umina Surf Spots
On the Southern coastline of the central coast, Umina is a bay beach on the Woy Woy penisula and a popular holiday destination. The surrounding Barren Joey and Box Head headlands break up the ocean swell and as a result Umina gets much smaller waves than other beaches on the coast. Small waves and the shallow gradient of the beach make for ideal conditions for beginners and younger surfers. The beach is long, spacing out surfers for uncrowded sessions. On the Southern end of the beach under the Mt Ettalong lookout is Umina Point, a hollow point break which is a favourite of bodyboarders.
In the right conditions, surfers from all over Sydney make the trek here to score a wave at Box Head across from Umina. In a big Southerly swell and the right wind, a very long left hander breaks along the headland. Its a long hard paddle in and out from Umina against the current. One option is to paddle out from Lobster Beach on the Kilcare side, another is to hitch a ride on a boat or jetski.