Australia is known for its world-class surfing destinations, attracting surfers from all over the globe. With its vast coastline and perfect waves, there’s no shortage of amazing surfing spots to explore. In this travel blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best surfing destinations in Australia.
Noosa is located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and is a popular destination for surfers. The area is home to some of the most consistent surf breaks in Australia, including Noosa Heads and Sunshine Beach. With its warm waters and perfect waves, Noosa is a great destination for surfers and their families.
The Gold Coast is a surfer’s paradise, with its exciting nightlife, sunny days, warm waters, and consistent waves all year round. The area is home to Snapper Rocks and Burleigh Heads, some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, the Gold Coast has something to offer everyone.
New South Wales
Has surf beaches all along its coastline, from Byron Bay northern NSW, past Crescent Head, Lennox Head, Cronulla, Batemans Bay down to Narrabeen, Manly to Bondi Sydney. These areas are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia and is a must-visit destination for any surfer.
Bells Beach Torquay, one of the most famous surf breaks in the world, is home to the Rip Curl Pro. The Great Ocean Road, known for its powerful waves, attracts experienced surfers from all over the globe. While the waves and weather can be challenging, the stunning scenery make it a must-visit destination for any surfer.
South Australia boasts a multitude of surf beaches with large swells from the Southern Ocean. Along the York Peninsula, across to Kangaroo Island, the mid-coast of Fleurieu Peninsula, and along the Eyre Peninsula, many of them of international recognition.
The waters of the Southern Ocean are cold, so bring a full-length wetsuit and keep your eyes peeled for hidden rocks and sharks.
Some of these beaches are subject to strong rips and currents, so always check with the nearest Visitor Information Centre before getting into the water.
Western Australia is massive with 1,000s of kilometres of coastline from Margaret River south, across to Rottnest Island and up north past the Kimberley region. From the Southern Ocean swells to the western swells of the Indian Ocean that’s a lot of epic surf territory.
South West – Margaret River is located in the southwest of WA and is renowned for its huge swells that break on reefs along the coastline giving world-class surf breaks. The area is home to some of the most challenging surf breaks in Australia, attracting experienced surfers worldwide.
Rottnest Island – in the Indian Ocean is just offshore from Perth and recommended for experienced surfers. The island also offers a car-free holiday experience for their families.
North West – In the Kimberly region and beyond. There are northern breaks that feed off the west swells along with powerful reefs around the central coastline of Geraldton, Ningaloo Reef and beyond.
This area is very remote so comprehensive travel insurance is a must. Even an additional insurance to cover the fact that the area is so remote.
While the waves can be challenging, the scenery and relaxed atmosphere make it a great destination for experienced surfers.
In conclusion, surfing in Australia offers an incredible experience for surfers of all levels. With its vast coastline and world-class surf breaks, there’s no shortage of amazing destinations to explore. When planning your surfing trip, research the best destinations and choose a reputable operator that can provide the best experience.
While surfing can be an exciting adventure, unexpected events can happen, so it’s always a good idea to invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for surfing-related activities and can cover you for any unforeseen events during your surfing adventure. Safe Surfing!