Located on the doorstep of the world-famous breaks of the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine Peninsula is the perfect place to learn how to catch a wave or work on your skills.
Learn how to surf
Sign up for lessons at a learn-to-surf school along the peninsula and get tips and advice from a local expert, right there on the beach. Most students find themselves standing up on a board by the end of a 2-hour class. Follow up your lesson by chatting with an experienced local to get the lowdown on the best spots for surfing novices.
Catch a wave
Intermediate surfers looking for some strong, steady waves, will enjoy a session out at Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove or 13th Beach near Barwon Heads. Part of the 7-kilometre section of coast between Barwon Heads and Black Rock, 13th Beach is one of Geelong's closest surf beaches and boasts numerous beach breaks with low to moderate swell. All breaks are accessible from the main road.
Raffs Beach extends from the western side of Ocean Grove out to the mouth of the Barwon River. Surfers will find that the beach breaks decrease in size all the way to the river mouth. Moderate swell and north-west to westerly winds provide the best conditions.