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Shopping

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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Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio

Living in Port Fairy, Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio is extremely aware of the colour combinations of water and sand and how rapidly they...

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Great Escape Books

Great Escape Books' vision is to create a destination in Aireys that customers would love to come to. With this in mind all sections are now...

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The Vault - Hastings Ostrich Farms & Crown Exotic Leather

Purchase souvenirs and farm produce at this ostrich stud farm, including leather bags and accessories, premium quality meat and feather goods.

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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,...

Art & design

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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Warrnambool Independent Traders Market

Warrnambool Independent Traders Market has over 40 individual stallholders offering a wide variety of affordable, quality new and used items, it is...

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Strapper Surf

Strapper Surf Shop is based out of Torquay on the Surf coast in Victoria, Australia with Bells Beach and Winkipop surf breaks just down the road. Its...

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Ginkoh Jewellery Studio & Gallery

Ginkoh Jewellery Studio & Gallery boasts proudly Australian made Art produced on the Great Ocean Road Victoria. All pieces are handcrafted by...

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