Newport faces due east so is open to swell coming from any direction. A jumble of rocks 250 metres south of the north headland known as The Peak shapes two separate breaks that attract a highly skille...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/newport_beach
Sydney's surfing hot-spots
The first surfboard hit Australian waves at Freshwater in 1914, when Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku brought the sport over from the US. His original board is still on display at the Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club. Since then, Australia has produced many World Champion surfers.
Sydney has approximately 70 surf beaches that cater to all levels of surfing skill, from small waves for beginners to big breaks for the more experienced and adventurous. Excitingly, four Sydney beaches feature on the National Surfing Reserve Register, a list of iconic surfing spots in Australia: Manly, North Narrabeen, Cronulla and Maroubra.
One of Australia's most famous surf beaches is Bondi Beach, less than 20 minutes on a bus from Sydney's city centre. You'll find serious surfers at the southern end of the beach, while boogie boards and bodysurfers occupy the northern end, whilst visitors to the area all enjoy the myriad bars and cafes by the waterfront.
Further south is Maroubra, a kilometre-long curve of sand that attracts surfers, swimmers and families.
The Cronulla area comprises four beaches – Wanda, Elouera, North Cronulla and Cronulla – and has a lively surf scene with local board-riding communities and lifesaving clubs. You can find some of Sydney's most cosmopolitan eateries in Cronulla, with many cuisines from around the world to choose from.