Killalea Named National Surfing Reserve
Killalea, on New South Wales’ south coast, has been honoured for its history as a significant surfing location by being officially recognized as a national surfing reserve by the Australian government.
There are seven national surfing reserves, and five of these are in NSW. The purpose of identifying a site as a national surfing reserve is to both legally protect them (under the Crown Lands Act of 1989), and to raise awareness about the need to preserve the area. The cultural, historical and environmental aspects of a site are all assessed before a site is selected to be a reserve.
Killalea belongs to a State Park, and covers a 3.5 km stretch of coast that includes the popular breaks The Farm and Mystics.
The other surfing reserves in NSW are Angourie, Cronulla Beach, Crescent Head, and Lennox. Further information on surfing reserves can be found at the Department of Lands website .