One of the biggest drawcards for Yamba is its beautiful beaches and surfing opportunities.
There are 11 beaches to choose from in the area, and all have their own unique qualities. While some people love sunning on the sand, others want to get out there and experience the waves. So where should you go to get your surf on in Yamba?
Turners Beach for Beginners
The swells at Turners Beach are gentle, making it a great place for those learning to surf. Situated north of the Yamba lighthouse, The best surfing on Turners Beach can be found along the southern and northern ends of the beach.
Main Beach for Safer Surfing
Novices have more than one option when they start surfing in Yamba. The town’s main beach also offers gentle surf with the added benefit of an on-duty lifeguard. It’s a great choice for families with children who want to swim, but want the peace of mind that comes with having a professional lifeguard on hand.
Back Beach Angourie for Experienced Surfers
If you’re a seasoned surfer, then Back Beach Angourie may offer more of a challenge to you than Turners and Main Beach. Back Beach is located just south of Angourie Point. Weather will impact the waves here, making some days more exciting than others. Check the forecast before visiting.
Spooky Beach for Intermediate Level Surfers
Located north of Angourie Point, Spooky Beach offers a second option for surfers with some experience on the water. Brave beginners can also thrive here. Many families come to Spooky Beach to teach their children how to surf. The waves aren’t wild but are still strong enough to make for a thrilling ride.
Pippi Beach for Picturesque Surfing
Pippi Beach is favoured by surfers thanks to its breathtaking views. Visitors can enjoy picturesque coastal scenery along with some great waves. This is also the location of the annual summer surfing contest.
Angourie Point for Dedicated Surfers
Serious surfers must try Angourie Point. This area is the most popular place in Yamba for surfers. It’s one of only a few protected surfing reserves in Australia, and the waves are consistently strong, making it an ideal spot for seasoned wave riders.
Where to get your surfing gear in Yamba
Need to find a place that offers surfing gear in Yamba? You’re in luck! Yamba is full of stores that carry all the gear you need for a good surf, including:
- Fandango Surf Co. on Yamba Street
- Yamba Surf Centre on Yamba Street
- The Plank Shop on Clarence Street
- Tombstone Surfboards on Angourie Road
- Angourie Surf Company on Angourie Road
- Dahlberg Surfboards on Angourie Road
And don’t forget to make your stay perfect by booking the best accommodation Yamba has to offer. Check out The Cove Yamba’s apartments for the perfect surfer’s holiday pad.