Surf Beach blocks the shallow mouth of the Betka River. The beach and foredune system begins at Bastion Point and runs for 3 km due south-west to the mouth of the river, and terminates at a bluff and rocks a few hundred metres beyond. This is the most popular surfing beach in the Mallacoota area, owing to its usually higher waves and good access. It can be reached on foot around Bastion Point, via the golf course track. This track leads to a small car park, viewing platform and the popular Betka River picnic area that provides access, parking and facilities for both the beach and river mouth area.Wave height increases north of the river mouth and, for most of the beach’s length, waves average 1.5 m. These produce prominent rips every 300 m, with permanent rips running out against Bastion Point and the rocks just south of the golf course track. South of the river mouth, waves decrease slightly and rips tend to diminish in size, however, rocks begin to occupy the surf zone.