Surfing Umina


A long beach on the NSW Central Coast suitable for beginner and younger surfers.

Updated: Sep 9 2022

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.

surf spot
Box Head, Kilcare, NSW
surf spot
Pearl Beach Road, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
surf spot,beach
Umina Beach, New South Wales

Umina Beach Surfing

Umina Beach Surfing

A Long Wave

Paul van Bellen

Beachfoot Films - Daniel Marsh

Beachfoot Films

Umina Surf Lessons / Schools

Umina is great for learners with surf schools conducting group lessons on the main beach.

MANASUP
surf school
Mount Ettalong Rd &, Berrima Cres, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Sals Surf School
surf school
509 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Central Coast Surf Academy
surf school
2/10 Pine Tree Ln, Terrigal NSW 2251, Australia
Central Coast Surf School
surf school
7 Vale Ave, Avoca Beach NSW 2251, Australia

Umina Surf Shops

Umina town centre has 2 surf shops - STS Board Centre & Deepwater Surf.

Deepwater Surf
surf shop
306 West St, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
STS The Board Centre
surf shop
326 West St, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia

Things to do in Umina

During Weekends and holidays, the NRMA Holiday park next to Umina beach is busy with campers. There are lots do for kids of all ages at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct wtih a playground, bmx track, skate park and basketball courts and soccer fields.

For nourishment, pick up presurf coffee and brekky from Jasmine Greens and the Umina Beach Cafe. Checkout nearby Ettalong Beach for other great options like coffee specialists Lords of Pour and The BOX on the water with waterfront seating. When its cocktail hour, Margarita Daze on the beach has tunes, food and drinks.

Not much around in terms of nightlife. But you can might be able to catch a live game at the Ocean Beach Hotel.

Margarita Daze
restaurant,bar
345 Trafalgar Ave, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
NRMA Ocean Beach
resort,camp ground
90 Sydney Ave, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
The BOX on the Water
cafe,restaurant
Ettalong Beach Waterfront Reserve, The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Peninsula Recreation Precinct
attraction
Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Umina Beach Cafe
cafe
509 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Jasmine Greens Park Kiosk
cafe,kiosk
Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Sydney Ave, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Ocean Beach Hotel
restaurant,pub
259 West St, Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
Lords of Pour
cafe
199a Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257, Australia

Umina Access

Driving

There is free parking at the car parks behind the beach and at the Umina Beach Surf Club.



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