Yallingup in South West Australia is an excellent hollow heavy beach break with a rock and sand bottom. It’s basically a collection of banks with slightly different moods. This is a classic WA setup with plenty of options. The waves here are generally pretty heavy and can break for up to 100 meters, serving up barreling sections where you can pull in and snag some tube time, as well as open faces fit to carve. Aussie great Taj Burrow grew up here and still calls this area home.
What are the best surf conditions for Yallingup?
Gets good between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding your longboard, standard shortboard, or step up when bigger here. Yallingup is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers. There is usually a wave to surf here (5/10) and the break can get busy on weekends (5/10). The best winds for Yallingup are Southeast. There will be something to surf on all tides, although different banks will have their own preferences. The best swell direction is from the Northwest, South, Southwest and West.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini with a wetsuit top in summer with the warmest water temperature a pleasant 21 degrees in February. In winter we recommend a springsuit or a 3/2 full suit (depending on burliness) with water temps dropping to around 16 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.