Surf’s up! Surfers all around the world know that Australia is home to some of the world’s best surf spots. From the east to the west coast, Australia offers up more beaches, inlets and bays than you could possibly imagine. Whether you are a beginner or an expert surfer, if you are looking for some world class waves and crystal pure shores, Australia is the place to be. In this article, we look at some of the most popular locations in Australia to ride the waves, so read on to find out more!
1. Bondi Beach
The world famous Bondi Beach in Sydney caters to surfers of all levels. Beginners can grab a wetsuit and enrol in small group lessons with one of the many surfing courses offered on Bondi, whilst experts can try their hand out at tackling the powerful right handers in the southside. Bondi Beach is a mere 20 minute drive from the Sydney CBD and is a great option for people who don’t want to head out too far to catch some killer waves. Aside from the waters, Bondi is also home to a number of surf shops, surfboard rentals and world class restaurants that will serve up some hearty meals after a long day out at sea.
2. Bells Beach
Bells Beach is iconic surf spot in Victoria that boasts some powerful swells that will satisfy any surfer’s needs. Located near Torquay which is about 100km away from Melbourne, Bells offers some outstanding surf that rises up to and over five metres against the beautiful red clay cliffs in the background. Bells Beach is home to the annual Ripcurl Pro Surf and Music Festival which is the longest running world championship level contest on the World Tour. Not too far from Bells Beach is also another legendary surf spot, Winkipop. Surf both these legendary swirls along the Great Ocean Road – we promise you’ll remember it for the rest of your life.
Noosa in Queensland is yet another legendary location that surfers all over the world flock to. Noosa is home to one of the most sought after longboard breaks in the world, also known as Point Break. At Point Break, beginners can learn to paddleboard alongside some of the world’s most professional surfers, whilst novices can enjoy themselves by catching waves of up to 200 metres on a good day. The swell in Noosa is ideal for beginners, but also absolutely fantastic for experienced surfers who are looking to enjoy riding a long and easy rolling wave.
4. Get Around the Gold Coast
Now, it is no surprise that the Gold Coast is on our list of ideal Australian locations to ride the waves. There are countless numbers of world class beaches that are suitable for surfing along the Gold Coast, some of which include Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, Narrow Neck and the world famous Surfers Paradise. Surfers can look forward to long sandy beaches, waves that you just will not be able to resist and an ideal spot for relaxation, food and drink should you want to just spend a day soaking in all the sights and wonders of paradise on Earth!
5. Prevelly Bay
Last but certainly not least, we have Prevelly Bay in Western Australia. Prevelly Bay is an internationally renowned surf spot that some of the big names from all over the world have travelled to. Prevelly Bay is the heart of surfing with its ideal beach atmosphere, surrounded by surfers, sunbathers and swimmers. You can look forward to swells that produce spins of up to 7 metres, making this the ideal beach for mainly advanced surfers (some surfers even wear helmets!). Beginners who are keen on watching the experts in their element are certainly in for a treat at Prevelly Bay.