Catch the perfect break in Victoria, home to some of Australia's best surf spots. Take your board to famous Bells Beach, home of the annual Rip Curl Pro, find brag-worthy beach breaks at Cape Woolamai, part of Victoria's first National Surfing Reserve, and feel the pull of powerful tides along the Gippsland coast.
With wild ocean beaches for seasoned pros and gentle swells at protected beaches for beginners, Victoria has a break for you and your board.
History, gear and learning to surf
Start your surfing journey at Victoria's surf HQ: Torquay, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic surfwear brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Find boards and boardies galore, and school up on surf history at Surf World Surfing Museum.
For surfing lessons, you'll find surf schools a-plenty around Torquay, Anglesea, Fairhaven and Lorne and ideal conditions for learning. Further along the Great Ocean Road, try lessons at Cape Bridgewater and East Beach, Port Fairy.
On Phillip Island, surf schools and surf-gear hire shops are bountiful, and consistent waves make Smiths Beach and Beachcomber Beach popular with beginners.
Near Geelong and on the doorstep of the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine Peninsula offers gentle conditions for learners, as does the Mornington Peninsula.