Australia may be the smallest continent in the world but its no less than a paradise when it comes to traveling. This country is full of breathtaking locations and exotic wildlife which attract people from all over the world. From the famous 12 Apostles to the Great Barrier Reef to Fraser Island to countless beaches, Australia is undoubtedly an awe-inspiring country which one must visit at least once in a lifetime. When we talk about Australia, the things that instantly come into mind are; wildlife and beaches. Yes, Australia is known for having some of the stunning beaches in the world where you can enjoy all kind of water activities including surfing. Australia has a coastline of around 50,000 km with more than 10,000 beaches across the country. Many beaches in Australia are popular for surfing; offering the world-class waves. This makes the country one of the best destinations to surf in the world where you can find gentle to fast and hollow waves for beginners and experienced surfers. Let’s have a look at the best places to surf in Australia:
- Noosa Heads, Queensland
If you want to catch a 200 meter ride, then you must visit Noosa Heads in Queensland. Noosa Heads offers a good swell for the beginners. However, pro surfers can enjoy the long ride in the perfect waves this beach offers. In Noosa, there is ‘Tea Tree Bay’ and ‘Granite Bay’, welcoming surfers of all levels. The best time to visit Noosa Heads for surfing is in the summer season from December to April. In addition to the rolling waves, Noosa Heads offer breathtaking landscape to the visitors.
- Bells Beach, Victoria
If you talk about best surfing spots in Australia, the list cannot be completed without mentioning the famous Bells Beach on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Located in Torquay, Bells Beach is surrounded by breathtaking red cliffs making a picturesque background. The beach is famous for its perfect waves attracting expert surfers throughout the year. However, it’s recommended to visit from March to May during autumn season. The famous surf competition “the Rip Curl Pro” is also held every year in Easter at the Bells Beach.
- Byron Bay, NSW
New South Wales is full if ideal surfing spots and one of them is Byron Bay. The Byron Bay town once used to be very isolated but not it is one of the most vibrant places in NSW. There are mainly 7 surfing beaches in the town offering surfing breaks for beginners and experienced surfers. For the pro surfers; The Pass, Lennox Head and The Wreck are the ideal spots for long and fast waves. For beginners, there is Belongil beach where the swell is not too big and deep.
- South Cape Bay, Tasmania
If you don’t want to surf in the crowded places in the country, you can head off to the South Cape Bay in Tasmania. This bay is one of the most peaceful spots in Australia and an ultimate destination where you can enjoy surfing in the perfect waves. In order to reach the bay, you have to walk along the stunning trail. You might also want to enjoy a seven-day South Coast Track towards the Port Davey. Take your tent along with you and you’ll witness some of the most beautiful and remote beaches on the way.
- Margaret River, Western Australia
Located at around 3-hour drive south of Perth, the Margaret River attracts tourists for its 130 km of coastline offering moderate to hollow and dangerous waves. The river has more than 70 surfing breaks. One of them is ‘The Box’ which offers the perfect waves throughout the year. If you are a pro surfer, you must surf at this break but beware of the rocks. Outside the Margaret River, there is Australia’s most famous wave ‘Mainbreak’ suitable for the experienced surfers. However, ‘Yallingup’ in the North of Margaret River is a great spot for the surfers of all levels; beginners to experienced. If you are lucky enough, you might get a chance to surf with the dolphins.
- Victor Harbor, SA
It may not be known to many that South Australia also has some of the best surfing spots and one of them is; Victor Harbour. It is home to a number of beaches but the most popular beach for surfers is ‘Knights Beach’. This beach welcomes the most exciting ‘Pro Bodyboarding competition’ every year which is loved by the local as well as international surfers. Waitpinga Beach is also another best spot for surfing but for the pro surfers.
- Bondi Beach, NSW
You must have already heard of this world-famous beach located in Sydney. The beach doesn’t only offer the best swimming opportunity in its crystal-clear water but it is also the surfers’ paradise. While beginners can enjoy the surfing lessons under supervision, expert surfers can flock to the high waves for best surfing experience.
So, what are you waiting for? If you love surfing just like we do, then head off to this incredible country which is undoubtedly a surfers’ paradise. Plan your most awaited trip and enjoy surfing in the world-class waves in Australia!