Just south of Newport is Bungan. Access is via a long walk down the hill from either end of the beach after parking near the walkways. The walk is about 200m down a steep hill and then back up at the end. This walk and limited parking tend to keep the crowds down. Paddle out is not too hard, just keep an eye out for the odd rock in the corners.
Waves can get good at Bungan but they do depend on the banks. Often a fun wave can be found at the north end in a NE swell and offshore winds. Also worth a look during smaller swells as it does tend to be a bit of a swell magnet.
Keep an eye out for a good right-hander off the rocks in the south end.
What are Bungan’s best surf conditions?
The best wave size is between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your standard shortboard or fish here. Bungan in Sydney Northern Beaches is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10) and not often crowded (4/10). The best winds for Bungan are Northwest. The best swell direction is from the East, Northeast, South and Southeast