North Avalon is the north end of Avalon Beach and offers a bit of variety. The rocky left ‘point’ can get very good in NE swells and the beach break tends to produce peaks in other swells.
If you score the lefts you are in for a good session, long walls and plenty of sections make it a fun wave. Keep an eye out for the rocks on the inside. On big NE swells North Av has been known to produce quality waves but the paddle and rip mean you need to have peak fitness and skill to surf here.
Crowds are common and most are locals so be nice! Keep an eye on North Av if you are in the area, it is worth being out there when it is on!
What are the best surf conditions for Avalon?
Gets good between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your standard shortboard or step-up when bigger here. Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and can get ridiculously crowded (9/10). The best winds for Avalon are West. The best swell direction is from the East, Northeast, South and Southeast.
In summer we recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top. The warmest water temperature a pleasant 21 degrees in January. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit with temps being a brisk at 16 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.