From the raw power of Western Australia to the the groomed pointbreaks of Queensland, the city beaches of Sydney and the cold water wonders of Victoria , there is every type of wave for every kind of surfer in Australia. No other country offers a surf adventure with such variety, consistency and beauty and no other nation puts the surfing lifestyle at its very centre.

What we love

Huge variety of waves for every type of surfer.

Hosts some of the best, and most iconic, breaks in the surfing world.

Cosmopolitan cities, remote deserts, tropical rainforests and incredible wildlife make this a unique surf and adventure destination.

Surfing pioneer country.


Queensland, Australia, has long been the destination of many a surfer’s search for the perfect wave. There’s the Gold Coast located at the extreme southern end of the state at the Queensland/New South Wales border; there’s the Sunshine Coast, stretching north of Brisbane to Double Island Point, just past Noosa; finally, there are the islands. These include the near shore islands off the Gold and Sunshine Coasts (namely Straddie, Fraser and others) up to and including the many small islands and cays offshore from Gladstone and up to Cape Yorke.

New South Wales

The state of New South Wales offers the complete East Coast experience! Surf everything from warm water and long sandy right point breaks on the North Coast through to consistent beachies and humming city life of Newcastle and Sydney. Or head down the South Coast for rock slabs and thick barrels, sapphire clean waters and uncrowded beaches.


Despite its southerly latitude, Victoria holds a legendary position in Australian Surf travel folklore. Victoria’s has an entire region named ‘The Surf Coast’, where powerful Southern Ocean groundswells peel rhythmically down long limestone points and reef breaks. From Geelong west to Cape Otway the coast is angled perfectly for prevailing winds and swells to interact and create long right walls.
However, there are plenty of other surf regions in Victoria, the westernmost Shipwreck Coast is unsurprisingly know for big waves and deep water reef breaks although many fine beach breaks abound. East of Melbourne the Mornington Peninsula faces in to the SW swell maximising wave sizes, which is ideal in summer when the warm northerly winds blow offshore. Phillip Island offers some epic rocky point breaks and long empty beaches. The eastern end of the state enjoys both SW Southern Ocean swells and SE Tasman Sea swells along miles of empty beaches.

Western Australia

A huge state with multiple surfing coasts from East to west and up to the remote North West. The turquoise waters around Esperance offer a great selection of white sand beachbreaks and a few reefs. There is an abundance of isolated beaches as you head East toward Albany then Denmark and Walpole. For the chargers there are some serious slabs on the WA South coasts including “The Right’. The South West from Cape Leewin to Naturaliste is one of the most wave rich coast in Australia, including classics like Margaret River, Gracetown and Yallingup. Mandurah and Perth are blocked from direct swell by offshore reefs but still get fun beachbreaks. Rottnest Island is a destination in its own right and worth a visit with a surfboard. North from Perth the country opens up up to wide spaces and occasional epic waves. Although the distances can be great, it can be well worth the drive to Kalbarri, then Red Bluff, Gnaraloo and the Ningaloo reefs to Exmouth. The ultimate North West surf adventure is found amongst the incredibly remote Montebello Islands, offshore of the Pilbara

South Australia

Although Adelaide is a surfless capital, there are epic waves to found on different parts of South Australian Coast. From East to West, the waves get arguably better as you head to the desert. The East facing Limestone Coast offers a great exposure to swell but can be plagues by onshore winds. Goolwa, Victor Harbour and the Mid Coast is the most popular with plenty of fun beachies and peeling reefs that work in a variety of conditions. Kangaroo Island offers remote solitude and great adventure potential. West of Adelaide the southern tips of the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas are open to the swell with a variety of reefbreaks. However the West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula around to Cactus and beyond offer that classic arid wilderness with big and perfect waves. Don’t forget you will need to be pretty self sufficient in this remote region and always respect the locals!


Located in the heart of the roaring 40’s, Tasmania can be a wild surfing experience. the West Coast receives the full fury of the Southern Ocean and so sometimes its about waiting for the swell and winds to ease to something surfable. The East Coast of the island is complex, with intricate and convoluted series of islands, peninsulas, capes, points, bays and hidden beaches. This can mean a lot of driving between spots, trying to find that spot that is maximising the swell and optimal winds. The legendary slab of Shipstern Bluff is a rare freak, a remote East Loast ledge exposed to powerful South West swells yet offshore in prevailing westerly winds. The Tasmanian East Coast offers a few ledges however some of its finer waves are long peeling sandbanks off the mouth of the many coastal lagoons. Keep an eye out for epic point breaks that only fire up when the biggest swells push all the way in to the big bays!

When to go

From December to February is Australia’s summer, so if you’re looking to wear your bikini or board shorts, make sure it’s within these months. March to May is Australian autumn, so you might want to consider layering up. For winter, which is June to August, you definitely want to put a steamer on, as waters can drop below 16 Celsius. In the spring (September to November), you can rely on your spring suit or short armed steamer.

The Country

Australia has six states and two territories with temperatures ranging from below 0 to 50 degrees Celsius.
The continent boasts over 30,000 km of coastline and has waves absolutely everywhere.
Australia is the ultimate surf destination for surfers of all abilities, with something for everyone.

Getting There

You will most likely enter Australia using one of its big international airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide or Gold Coast.
Whatever your point or entry, these are beautiful getaway cities that will allow you to travel up or down the coast to search for your perfect wave. Alternatively, hop on a domestic flight to get to your final destination.

Travel Information

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Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+8), Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9:30), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)


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