Located in New South Wales, South Coast, Shallows is a softer reef break than others in the area offering up some fun sections for manoeuvres or cruising. The waves break both left and right, are easy to surf, and peel for up to 100 meters over a rocky reef. The rights are longer than the lefts.
What are the best surf conditions for Shallows?
Gets good between chest high to overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced-level surfers. The surf here usually has something to ride (5/10) and will always have a crew (7/10). The best winds are from the Southwest. The best swells are from the East or Southeast. Works on a mid to low-tide best.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures rise to 21 degrees. In the winter a 3/2 is best when water temperatures drop to 16 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.