Surfing down under! The best beaches for surfing in Australia
At Universal Flip, we absolutely love surfing! It can be such a thrilling experience, one which we can’t recommend enough. But the one thing which is a massive downer for us Brits is the weather. Most of the time, it’s totally freezing over here, so we can’t go riding the waves. This is why we have to go galavanting off to other countries to experience the highs of this immense sporting activity. So if you haven’t tried it before, what are you even waiting for?!
Surfing is an incredibly popular sport with around 35 million surfers worldwide. Not only that, but it also brings in an estimated $50 billion (£37 billion) per year to the global economy. It has become a much-beloved pastime for countries such as the USA and South Africa. In Australia, however, surfing is a way of life. It is ingrained in the country’s national identity.
So, what are the best beaches for surfing in Australia? Here’s our list:
Our first beach takes us to Byron Bay in New South Wales. The Pass is renowned for being one of Australia’s most famous surfing spots, and this is where you’ll find the pros practising on the big waves. But, if you’re a novice, stick to the smaller ones and build up your confidence.
Either way, the right-hand point breaks are excellent – meaning this place is littered with surfers all there with the same intentions as you. If you catch it at just the right time, you could even be riding a six-foot wave for around 400m; just watch out for others getting in on the action!
Afterwards, why not chill out a bit on our Sandy Footprints Beach Blanket?!
Then head to Victoria, where you’ll find Bells Beach just right there, ready and waiting for you. Every year, the Rip Curl Pro is held here, and for a good reason too! The powerful swells are great for surfers due to the massive sixteen-foot waves you can ride on, and you can learn from some of the best in the game if need be. The high cliffs nearby also provide a perfect vantage point for you to observe from afar. Maybe you’ll pick up a thing or two to try out next time!
This place is so well-known that it was even featured in ‘Point Break’, although it wasn’t filmed there! Either way, it’s special.
Over in Western Australia, located South-West of Perth, is Margaret River – an unspoilt coastline which has attracted surfers aplenty since the 1960s. Margaret River is a bit quieter than the opposite side of the country, so it’s a great alternative for those who want some peace and quiet. There are dozens of spots where you can practice your abilities; just decide where!
You have Surfer’s Point, The Box, Yallingup, Rivermouth, Redgate, and Gas Bay. Surfer’s Point, Yallingup, Rivermouth, and Redgate are for any skill level, while The Box and Gas Bay are both suited to experienced surfers only.
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Perhaps the most recognisable name on this list, Sydney’s own Bondi Beach is a surfer’s paradise for many reasons. Firstly, any level surfer can have fun riding the waves here and learn a thing or two along the way. Secondly, there are seriously powerful right-handers. And, thirdly, there are safety precautions in place, which makes your time there a whole lot easier!
Then, after you’ve finished for the day, unwind at the nearby beachside café and take in the views of the beautiful scenery around you. This place is stunning, one that has to go down on your bucket list for sure! Bondi Beach is great to visit any time of the year, so make sure you do!
Last but not least, we have Crescent Head which is based in New South Wales. The lush beaches in the area have been ideal to surf on since the 1950s, so you know you’re going to get quality waves coming your way! Killick Beach can be found here, the home of the annual Crescent Head Malibu Classic, Australia’s largest-ever amateur longboard competition.
While you’re there, also look to visit the Goolawah Reserve and Limeburners Creek National Park. These areas are home to other surfing locations as well as local wildlife that you just have to observe and enjoy.
Don’t forget to bring your suntan lotion – and one of our Ciao Trucker Caps to chill out in and get some respite from the sun’s rays too!
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