The wide sandy beach fronting Waratah Bay has good surfing conditions and is popular with swimmers, surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers. It is also a popular fishing spot. At low tide, there are large expanses of beautiful hard white sand that make walking very easy. Bikes can also be ridden along the beach and its more isolated reaches are sometimes used for land yachting.
There are a wide range of options for surfers, bodysurfers and SUP riders of all abilities in the Waratah Bay area. At Sandy Point it’s a beach break with right and left handers, depending on sand banks, and is generally better with a north or north-east wind. It usually has fairly gentle waves, ideal for beginners when the swell is small — up to 1 metre. However when the swell gets bigger it becomes more challenging and cross currents and rips can appear.
The South Coast Boardriders Club offer free surfing lessons over the summer months to all members, as well as various other activities. Contact Richard Gange 0411 127 220 for details on membership and lessons.
Close to the main beach track is the Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club, which patrols the beach and surf in season.. During peak times the clubhouse bar is open to the public and is a great place to watch the sun set over Waratah Bay. You can view current surf conditions using the webcam at the surf life saving club which is hosted on the Trigger Brothers website.