My family are mad keen surfers. My husband rides a surf ski I body surf or boogie board (too old for the old board now the knees have issues
) and my sons all surf.
My favorite spots are : One Mile Beach - Anna Bay, Queenscliff Beach or the Bower - MANLY or Whale Beach.
I don't get the chance to get to Sydney much these days so 2,3 and 4 don't see us much. But One Mile Beach isn't too far away and it is pretty consistent.
I just think it is a great sport. You do it as a family or with friends it is a very social sport.