Surfing on Lord Howe Island

Shallow coral reef in the middle 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.

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Our family joins with me in expressing our gratitude for giving us such a memorable and worthwhile holiday. Your staff spared nothing to ensure that our stay was enjoyable. As a result we came home feeling rested and refreshed and even more in tune with our world.

We visited 25 years ago and returned to Pinetrees Lodge for its tranquil surroundings, helpful and courteous staff and wonderful food.
Bill & Gai, Nerang QLD

The staff at Pinetrees Lodge was more than happy to be flexible and make us feel welcome. We were treated like rock stars!
Steve, Dave and Joel Zammit

After my third visit to Pinetrees Lodge I am definitely planning to come again! There is a secure, warm feeling with longstanding local family involvement. The BBQ and picnic lunches were great.
John, Melbourne

I am going to bring my children and grandchildren to experience this extraordinary Island. The coral snorkelling, turtles and walks were the highlight of my stay. The food and service of Pinetrees Lodge was excellent.
Joy, Wauchope NSW

The perfect location of Pinetrees Lodge and the beautiful grounds and excellent food made a great holiday. I loved the drinks and canapés at the boatshed. I enjoyed the glass bottom boat experience, bus trip, swimming and good weather.
C & J Stephens, Baulkham Hills NSW

Lord Howe Island was a laid back destination. With the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of Pinetrees Lodge made it feel like home!
Vivien Kite, Neutral Bay NSW

Pinetrees Lodge is the ideal location on Lord Howe Island it is located close to the pontoon, the wharf, Settlement Beach and Ned’s Beach. They provide fine dining and children are catered for with a special dinner time and high quality food and great freedom in a safe environment.
Kerrie, Beecroft NSW

Keep up the good work at Pinetrees Lodge! The staff are really helpful and friendly and really make your stay special. I love the pristine, well-maintained, immaculate Island with snorkelling, swimming, turtles and crystal clear water.
Christine, Turramurra NSW

I have already recommended Pinetrees Lodge too many people. It is a wonderful place to wind down and relax. The Island is such a beautiful place, the people are so friendly and so many things to do. It is paradise.
S. Bradshaw, Lindfield NSW

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"Only two hours from Sydney is an island of breathtaking beauty and Pinetrees is the guesthouse with timeless ambience on the edge of the lagoon."

George, Edgecliff, NSW