Shallow coral reef on the edge of the Pacific Ocean means one thing – waves. Lord Howe picks up powerful groundswell from the Southern and Pacific oceans throughout the year. There are ten regularly surfed waves, and some are world-class on their day. In small conditions, there’s something for everyone. Wind and tides are the limiting factors.
You’re best to bring your own boards – which will be marked “excess” at the airport and may not travel with you. Be prepared to paddle (or kayak) up to 1km to access the best surf spots, and read the Locals’ Guide to Lord Howe Island for some inside tips.