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Overview

Surfing

The waves are almost always on at Phillip Island, so it was no surprise when it was declared Victoria's first National Surfing Reserve. This surfing playground boasts sheltered bays for beginners, powerful reef breaks, and one of the best surf beaches in the country.

It's going off

You're generally guaranteed an opportunity to get your board out at Phillip Island. The swell is rarely too small to surf and, depending on the swell size, you can find a sheltered break on almost any wind.

More advanced surfers should check out the world-class beach breaks at Cape Woolamai, while beginners can head to Smiths Beach and YCW Beach for some fun, small waves.

Get stoked

If you're just starting out you can hire equipment from the island's collection of surf shops. Take a lesson from a local pro and you'll learn to surf as well as find out about surf conditions, water safety, and how to look good in the carpark.

Note: Surf beaches on the south of the island can be very dangerous at times. Please beware of rips and stay in areas where there are other people.

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Experience

Surfing

Beaches & coastlines

National Surfing Reserve

Declared a National Surfing Reserve in recognition of its quality breaks and pristine environment, Phillip Island offers four sites along its coast.

Beaches & coastlines

Cape Woolamai

Catch a wave against the backdrop of ancient pink granite at Cape Woolamai, one of Victoria's most popular surfing beaches and bird-spotting mecca.

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Outdoor activities

Fishing

Cast a line in tranquil surrounds around Phillip Island and catch delicious fresh seafood to cook for fun family dinners right on the foreshore.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Discover a beach to suit everyone at Phillip island's sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations.

Water sports

Swimming

Splash around in the shallows t Phillip Island's sheltered bay beaches, or catch a wave at one of the wild surf beaches on the island's ocean side.

Things to do

Tours

Enjoy the ride and let local knowledge guide you to Phillip island's stunning coastlines and landscapes, friendly wildlife and the Grand Prix track.