Located in between Newcastle and Forster in New South Wales, Anna bay is a fun but heavy reef break over a rock bottom. The waves here are generally powerful and can break for up to 100 meter in blisteringly fast sections that are nigh unmakeable. This spot is a historic venue for bodyboarders to come to, and will deliver pounding wipeouts or wonderful rides.
What are the best surf conditions for Anna Bay?
Gets good between head high and double overhead. We recommend a shortboard or a step up here. Anna Bay is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. It needs a large Northeast swell to work, so it rarely breaks (3/10). However it is almost never crowded (3/10). Offshore winds come from the North and Northwest. The best swells are big and from the Northeast and the best tides are mid to low.
In summer we recommend wearing a springsuit with water temperatures sitting around 21 degrees in January. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit with temps being a brisk 16 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.