Where are the 7 Best Surf Spots in Australia?
No matter your level of surfing expertise, Australia is the destination to enjoy all of the most excellent fun, sun and water imaginable. Australia is a premier global surfing location; primarily due to the more than 37,000 kilometers of gorgeous coastline. The coastline is filled with challenging reef as well as point breaks in abundance for the experienced surfers; and more than enough soft swells where beginners can feel safe while having fun. Join people from around the world who enjoy the finest beautiful, sun drenched coastlines in Australia.
Crescent Head, New South Wales
The coastline of Crescent Head in New South Wales starts north of Port Macquarie for 25 kilometers. Along the coastal road are a wide range of spots for surfers of all levels. New board riders as well as long board riders can enjoy one of four right hand point breaks that generate 200 meter rides. Crescent Head’s point break is adored by boarders worldwide. It is the location of the filming of “Hanging Ten”. Another brilliant spot in the area is Delicate Nobby, which is a rock formation located halfway between Crescent Heat and Point Plomer. The wedge shape of the formation, which starts near the beach and juts into the ocean, creates fantastic beach breaks on either side for endless surfing pleasure.
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Snapper Rocks, Queensland
This point break, located in the state of Queensland, is a globally popular Gold Coast surfing location. It is situated at Rainbow Bay, also known as “Super Bank”; the consistently longest hollow on the planet. The swell at Snapper Rocks commonly reaches from 6 to 8 feet. Surfers constantly enjoy the thrill of riding a clean wave to a near two kilometer distance; from Snapper Rocks to Kirra. This popular location is the host for some of the world’s most elite surfing events including Rip Curl Masters, MP Classic and Quicksilver. Local world surfing champions including Stephanie Gilmore, Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning stop by their hometown surfing spot whenever they are in the area.
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Lennox Head , New South Wales
One of Australia’s largest and longest surf breaks in warm water is found in Lennox Head, located in the northern region of New South Wales. Surfers find that the point is best with a southwest wind and south-southeast swell. Board riders cannot say enough about the long right hand peeling break that has been known to exceed four meters. Lennox is now a national surfing reserve. The management of the reserve is done by a Board of Management which represents the surfing community in the area. This Board gives a voice to the community as relates to custodial responsibility of the reserve, maintenance of historical records and sustaining the cultural significance of the area surrounding the reserve.
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Secret Harbour, Western Australia
Secret Harbour rests on the West Australian coast between the cities of Mandurah and Rockingham. The secluded village feel of the area attracts people from around the world. The area provides fun challenges for experienced surfers and excellent opportunities for beginning surfers to master the sport. It is the home to the Big Wage Surfing School, a Surfing Australia accredited school, which has provided lessons for board riders of all ages and experience at Secret Harbor and other Perth areas for many years. In addition to superb surfing, Secret Harbour offers unbelievable bush land, lakes and other natural beauty for visitors to enjoy.
North Narrabeen, New South Wales
North Narrabeen in Sydney offers a unique surfing experience because of its distinctive configuration. Narrabeen Lake creates a run-off which forms a sandbank. Classic sets are formed by the sandbank, which break with the help of the deeper water offshore. The deep channel that is created by the lake flowing into the sea is instrumental in the creation of this surfer’s paradise. The quality of the powerful breaks at North Narrabeen has led to its reputation among the greatest surfing destinations in the world. While there are other popular beaches along Sydney’s north coast, North Narrabeen stands out as a board rider favorite because of these more powerful breaks.
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Boomerang Beach, New South Wales
Boomerang Beach in Pacific Palms is a top pick for surfing and swimming. It is situated along the lovely pristine Forster-Tuncurry coast. Knowledgeable, experienced surfers swear that the swells at Boomerang Beach make it one the absolute best surfing spots in the NSW area. The barrels formed for beach breaks, with consistent quality waves, draw surfers from everywhere to enjoy the challenge and exhilaration of the sport. As an added treat, swimmers and surfers have the opportunity to visit with local dolphins in the ocean at the northern headland of Boomerang Beach.
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The town of Torquay is the home of Bells Beach, an internationally renowned surfing destination. Bells Beach is located approximately 100 kilometers southwest of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. The surf rises to more than 5 meters with the help of steep Southern Ocean swells over shallow reefs; taking surfing to the next level of amazement. Bells Beach is the historic home of the Rip Curl Pro, the most prestigious and oldest professional skilled surfing event. To this day, proud winners of the event are presented with the clanging bell trophy, which is the traditional award for the well known surfing event.
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