Australia is blessed with having one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. While some holidaymakers venture on a dive expedition of the Great Barrier Reef, others choose to enjoy Australia’s amazing beaches by hitting some of the best surf breaks around the globe. If you’re planning a surfing adventure in the Land Down Under, be sure to add these not to be missed locations to your list of surf spots.
Byron Bay, NSW
– While other surfing beaches have become overcrowded with tourists and high-rise buildings, Byron Bay still offers travellers a taste of the true Aussie surfing culture. If you’re looking for a relaxed surfing holiday, with some of the best swells in the country, head to Byron Bay.
Point Break, QLD
– Located in the picturesque surrounds of Noosa, cafés and boutique restaurants set the scene for a luxury surfing holiday. Don’t let the fancy foods and classy restaurants fool you however, Point Break produces a ride of 200 metres on days with the best surfing conditions.
Seal Rocks, NSW
– The southern swells off shore provide for some of the most impressive breaks in the world. Be warned that when the tides of Lighthouse Beach and Treachery Beach collide, surfing conditions are only suitable for more experienced boarders.
Bells Beach, VIC
– One of the most infamous surfing beaches along the Victoria coastline, Bells Beach is visited by thousands of national and international tourists each year. The ‘Rip Curl Pro’ surfing championships are held at Bells Beach and if that isn’t enough proof that this is one of the world’s best surfing beaches, I don’t know what is.
– Be prepared to catch the best waves of the western coast of Australia when heading to Yallingup. Located in the infamous Margaret River Wine district, surfers and wine connoisseurs have rubbed shoulders on these beautiful beaches throughout history.
Crescent Head, NSW
– The waters of Crescent Head seem as though they were designed specifically for long boarders. On a good day, rides can reach up to 200 metres, while there are also some great surf spots for beginners.
Snapper Rocks, QLD
– Snapper Rocks is considered to be the best surf beach on the Gold Coast, along with one of the best in the world. Your Gold Coast holidays would not be complete without a trip to Rainbow Bay, providing you with the opportunity to catch some of the best breaks around.
Eaglehawk Neck, TAS
– While Tasmania isn’t commonly known for being a surfers paradise, Eaglehawk Neck really puts that theory to the test. Located on the south eastern shores of Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck is famous for creating perfect, smooth sets for surfers.
Kirra Beach, QLD
– Giving Snapper Rocks a run for its money, Kirra Beach has produced some of the best surfers in the world. Champion surfer Kelly Slater has said that Kirra Beach still remains to be his favourite place in the world to catch a wave, making this a must visit destination for all surf enthusiasts.
Bondi Beach, NSW
– The infamous Bondi Beach is one of the most popular Australian attractions, amongst swimmers, sunbathers and surfers alike. The protected shores of Bondi provide the best conditions during the summer months, when the waters are protected from northerly winds, which often cause choppy conditions at many other beaches. Unbeatable surfing conditions and endless days of sunshine – what’s not to love about Australia?