Seal Rocks

Jan 11, 2012
Outside Magazine

The village of Seal Rocks (pop. 25), situated on an undeveloped peninsula in New South Wales and jutting into the Tasman Sea, is quaint and sleepy. The waves aren’t. The area has point breaks in all directions and consistent four-to-six-foot barrels. Rent a board from the Seal Rocks general store ($12 per day; 011-61-2-4997-6150) and explore Boat Beach and Number One Beach, or book a two-to-four-day surf camp with Waves Surf School, with meals, equipment, and dorm accommodation at nearby Sundowner Tiona Tourist Park (two days, $200; four days, $440). Nonsurfers: set up shop at Bombah Point Eco Cottages (doubles, $220). Then drive to the Sugarloaf Point lighthouse and swim a couple hundred feet offshore, to Bird Shit Rock, and jump off the 20-foot cliff into a deep tide-water pool. There are also about 20 shipwreck sites at nearby Latitude Reef; see them on a half-day scuba trip from Action Divers ($110).