australia's surfing coast

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Evans Head

Evans Head - // Australia's surfing coast //

The surf at Evans Head is ideal for inexperienced surfers because it enjoys protection from the big southeast swells that get the local big-wave riders excited.

The small river estuary that divides the town attracts lots of ocean wildlife and there’s great fishing to be had both in the river itself and straight off the beach. Other fixtures here are an osprey’s nest near the tiny boat harbour that’s home to the state’s first prawn-fishing fleet. The beach is more exposed and the rips more variable the further north you go from town.

This quiet town of around 3,000 people is home to the largest caravan park and campground on Australia’s East Coast, so the population swells whenever school’s out. Bordered by National Parks on three sides, Evans Head is brilliantly situated and the caravan park/campground’s beachside and river-front location means that once you arrive, you can park your car and leave it for the duration.

Getting there:
Evans Head is 713km north of Sydney, about nine hours’ drive; you can also fly from Sydney to Ballina which is about a 20 minute drive to Evans Head.

Learn to surf school:
Summerland Surf School

Things to do and see in Evans Head