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Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Much of the shopping focus along the coast revolves around the beach and board culture and there's no better place to experience this than in Torquay.

At Surf City Plaza on the Surfcoast Highway, the top surf brands dominate. Check out the latest from the likes of Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Strapper, Gash and Rojo. And around the corner you can bag yourself a bargain from the Baines Court surf seconds outlets.

Rip Curl and Quiksilver in fact had their genesis in Torquay, growing from backyard cottage industries to worldwide corporations.

Surf label revolution

Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer began making surfboards in 1969. They came up with the name Rip Curl (rip the curl) and proceeded to expand their business from surfboards to wetsuits. Today Rip Curl has become Australia's largest surf goods maker with licensees in the USA, France, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

Quiksilver began in the late 60s with Alan Green and John Law chasing their dream 'to live and work in Torquay and go surfing'. They started a small operation making good quality boardshorts designed for surfing. Quiksilver now creates quality surf, snow and street wear throughout Europe, Brazil, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia and Australia.

Village shopping

Many of the coastal villages, such as Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy, offer an array of specialty souvenir shops, boutiques, and galleries. Take time out to browse some of the unique gifts on offer, discover the work of local crafts people or buy some fresh gourmet delights. Stock up on all your major essentials in Warrnambool which has many of the larger retailers as well as quaint arts and craft stores and bookshops.

Local produce

Apollo Bay has a foreshore market every Saturday of the month plus you'll find many of the local growers selling their wares in streetside stalls or direct from the farm.


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Sharky's Lorne

Sharky's Lorne is now the biggest surf apparel and accessory retailer in Lorne. An exciting store of surfboards and skateboards, wetsuits, clothing,...

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Flying Fishes

Flying Fishes is the perfect place to spoil yourself and others. Australian designed ceramics, jewellery,clothing and glass complimented by French...


Lili Fine Jewellery

Lili Fine Jewellery is a small family owned business specialising in quality handmade custom designed pieces from diamond engagement rings, remakes,...


Surfcoast Optical Lorne

Nestled in the coastal village of Lorne, Surfcoast optical creates an idyllic location to discover the latest designer optical frames and sunglasses...


Timboon Toybox

Welcome to Timboon Toybox, beautiful toys for imaginative minds. There is nothing better than hearing the wow as children step into the store and are...

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Frangipanis is a boutique gift shop located opposite the IGA supermarket in the main Anglesea shopping village. Frangipanis specialise in unique and...


Duetto Clothing

At the Melbourne end of Mountjoy Parade is the fabulous women's clothing shop, Duetto. A favourite among locals and holiday makers alike, Duetto...


Anglesea Surf Centre

The Anglesea Surf Centre is situated in the heart of the Surfcoast, ten minutes from the surf capital of Torquay and twenty minutes from the popular...

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Mabel & Me, On The Road

Mabel & Me, On The Road offers unique regionally designed graphic products. Inspired by the owners lives, as well as abroad with a touch of vintage...


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Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver.