Best Surfing Spots Victoria
Whether you’re a fully-fledged surfer, or just keen for a paddle in the blistering Australian heat, there are plenty of gorgeous beaches skirting Victoria’s lush coastline that you absolutely must check out. Australia is known for its soft sand and big surf, so here are our picks for some of the best surfing spots in the state:
Bell’s Beach is renowned and celebrated as being one of the best surf beaches on the planet, marked annually by the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition. Located near Torquay in the Great Ocean Road region, the beach is hugged by an amphitheatre of cliffs, where you can get the best view of the waves and the people brave enough to take them on. The exposed, shallow reefs and Southern Ocean swells make this a surfing spot for the most experienced.
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While the entire strip of coast and bushland offers a stunning snapshot of the Australian coast, many trekkers make their way here for the big surf. Portsea and Gunnamatta take the prize for its 150m wide surf-zone with consistent breaks, strong rips, and fierce waves. Neither beach is suitable for beginners.
While the beach itself is better suited to swimmers and those just learning to surf, there are a couple of spots that are simply asking to be surfed on. Lorne Point, Cathedral Rock, Airey’s Inlet, and Vera Lynn provide fabulous right breaks, while Point Grey is popular with windsurfers and wave-skiers.
If you’re looking to escape for more than a day, then set up camp in Torquay – Australia’s surfing capital – as there are a rangeof beaches with different waves and swells that will suit any type of surfer. Solid reefs and breaks occur at Point Impossible, Point Danger, and Jan Juc, and if you travel a bit further to Warrnambool, you’ll be greeted by the breaks at Japs, The Flume, and Levy’s Beach, with East Beach at Point Fairy for the beginners.
With 50 grassy campsites allowing surfers to jump straight out of bed and into the waves, Johanna Beach boasts a stunning backdrop against which you can slice through some gnarly waves. With all the typical camping facilities available, this would have to be one of the most recommended weekend-away-surfing spots in Victoria, and you can even bring your dog!
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