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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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Anglesea Beach Club

Beach Club is a Geelong based company and is owner operated. There are 16 stores around the Victorian coast, from Warrnambool to Sorrento. The newest...

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Frangipanis

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

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Torquay Central

Spanning in excess of 5,300 square metres and with 30 plus stores, Torquay Central is home to many of Australia's leading fashion brands including...

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Precious Creatures

Precious Creatures, a children's clothing and toy store, opened its doors in 2005. In the years that followed the store expanded to include a full...

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Torquay Tackle & Sports

Located in Torquay on the Surfcoast, at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay Tackle and Sports is your local provider of fishing tackle,...

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Lighthouse View

Lighthouse View is a distinctive space on the Great Ocean Road, only 90 minutes from Melbourne, where you will discover beautifully designed and...

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Beachouse Gifts

Beachouse Gifts has a wide range of gifts and homewares to choose from, they can cater for all your home and holiday requirements and much more. No...

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Ghanda Clothing

Ghanda Clothing was born in Torquay, a little store on the Surfcoast highway, in the Surf retail hub of Victoria Ghanda Clothing is a famous retail...

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Lorne Surf Shop

Lorne Surf Shop established in 1973, has served as an icon on the Surf coast as a Gateway to The Great Ocean Road. It remains as one of the original,...

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