Surf spots in Albany WA.
The south coast is changeable, so some breaks only work for a short time.
In autumn and winter, offshore winds fan the beaches and winter swells.
The "Search" will reward the keen surfer.
Below we list the most likely breaks to find the perfect wave.
Let the locals show you Albany!
Albany and the Great Southern offer a wide range of unique experiences from the killer whale expedition to our breweries, wineries and fresh local produce. Step into an ancient forest or walk the way of the Anzacs and discover our history and traditions.
Mutton Bird Island Beach
This beach is 20 minutes drive from Albany in a westerly direction. Beach access with 4x4 only. Shifting peaks and beach breaks on a lower swell and northerly wind.
This beach is 45 minutes drive from Denmark travelling West. Beach access: go through the Parry's Beach caravan park, 4x4 only onto beach. Long sandy beach traverses river-mouth at times. A north westerly wind delivers off-shore conditions. Parry's handles swell in a range up to 2m. Shifting beach breaks.
This beach is located within the William Bay National Park approximately 15 minutes from Denmark. Sand banks form over reef. Works in a small swell, usually in summer.
Drive to Denmark, 45 minutes West of Albany. Take the Ocean Beach Road out of Denmark for 10 minutes to reach this stunning beach. This is the perfect beach break for beginners with surf hire and instruction available during summer. More experienced surfers can walk east around the bay for bigger surf. No 4x4 access.
The locals call it "Nannas".
Drive 25 minutes east along Lower King Road out of Albany. Surf is found on occasion towards the East of the beach. Great swimming also in the lagoon just beyond the island.
This beach is located nearby Parry's Campground (45 minutes drive from Denmark). Walk down steps to bay for surf and beach fishing. This is a fickle beach for surf, but when it works it can be worth the drive.
Local Surfing Events
The Granny Grommets surf at a weekly meet-up at Middleton Beach in Albany.
Surfing Lessons in Denmark
South Coast Surfing lesson lead instructor: Mike Neunuebel, accredited surfing instructor.
MOB 0401 349 854
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A keen surfer and ocean lover, Albany's Tony Harrison, has been named the Western Australian Premier's Active Award winner as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Mr Harrison is also the driving force behind one of the region's most popular senior citizens groups, Granny Grommets.
Progressive Surf Coaching Albany
o you want to become a Surfer or learn the art of Surfing or simply just enjoy the surf more!? Come and try surfing in the Great Southern with Progressive Surf Coaching, so that you can achieve this, and much more!
Introduce your child to the ocean with SurfGroms Albany. It’s a surf program for 5-12yr old’s, where they’ll learn beach safety skills, ocean awareness, waterman skills, wave etiquette, and technique development.
Weather for Surf
Wanna surf locations
Explore the south coast and find your spot....
Changeable weather conditions and mainly sand bank breaks mean you could luck onto an epic surf with no crowds!