Surfing in Australia has become the national sport over time. Whether big or small, male or female, the Aussies seem to be addicted to surfing. Surely this is also due to the fact that both the weather and the surfing conditions in Down Under are predestined for going to the beach every day, unpacking the board and riding the waves through the sea. But not only Australians, but people from all over the world seek out the Australian beaches to pursue their passion.
The best surfing spots
As Australia's coast almost 26.000 kilometers long and over 7.000 beaches, influenced by two oceans and different currents, there is hardly a part of the country where surfing is not possible. And yet, a few regions on the red continent clearly stand out because of their unique waves. Almost every surfer has heard about the alternative spot Byron Bay (east coast) or about the several meters high waves around Margaret River (west coast), which can compete in quality even with the top spots in Hawaii.
In the idyllic wine town of Margaret River as well as in the entire region, an above-average number of advanced and professional surfers gather at the more than 40 surrounding beaches to demonstrate their skills, but there are still good conditions for beginners here as well. Well known spots in the north include the challenging The Bommie (reef-rocky), Super-Tubes (reef-rocky) and North Point (point-break), while to the south are Surfers Point (reef-rocky), Margaret River Bommie (reef-rocky) and the excellent Boodjidup (beach-break).
The town of Byron Bay, surrounded by several beaches, is famous for its Belongil Beach (Rivermouth-break& Beach-break), Main Beach (Beach-break), The Wreck (Point-break), The Pass (Point-break) or Clarkes Beach (Beach-break) are perfect for beginners. Advanced surfers, on the other hand, will find the wild and not entirely harmless Tallow Beach with its famous Cosy Corner (Rivermouth&) Beach-break) best conditions for challenging surfing. Furthermore there are the point-reaks of Wategoes& located in the near surroundings Little Wategos Beach, Lennox Head and Broken Head are to be listed.
Another world famous surf spot is the lively Gold Coast with the party mecca of Surfers Paradise. The coastline here is about 50km long, has more than 60 spots for surfing and also really great beaches. Even if the optimal season is from November to May, the waves here are very constant all year round. However, the swell is best once a week on average. An exception is Burleigh Heads (Point-break), known for its numerous surfing competitions, which usually has the best conditions 3 days a week. A lot of the waves are right to left breaking beaches& Point-breaks, as it is mostly the case at Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, South Stradbroke Island (TOS), Mermaid Beach, The Spit (Sandpumping Jetty), Nobby Beach and Palm Beach.
Other recommended spots for first class surfing with great point-breaks are The Alley, Greenmount and Kirra Point located in Currumbin. Coolangatta Beach, Point Danger, Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks Superbank, on the other hand, offer excellent beach breaks. Very close to New South Wales is the also outside the 5. Duranbah (beach-break), a very popular surf spot on the continent.
Also the famous Bondi Beach (Beach-break) in Sydney attracts thousands of surfers from all over the world every year. Of course, this is not the only beach near the metropolis where good conditions for surfing prevail. Voodoo (Reef-rocky), Shark Island (Reef-rocky) and Kelso Beach (Reef-coral) in the south as well as Gregs Point (Sand-bar), The Wedge (Reef-rocky), Bilgola Bank (Sand-bar) and many other beaches north of Sydney are very popular for water sports.
Torquay, located in the southeastern state of Victoria, is often referred to in insider circles as the surf capital of Down Under. Whether it's the quieter Cosy Corner (Beach-break), the wilder beach of Jan Juc (Beach-break) with its west-facing reef, or Bells Beach (Reef-rocky), about 7km away, where even the World Championships are held every year at Easter time, both beginners and advanced surfers will get their full money's worth here. But also at Woolamai Surf Beach on Phillip Island you can find excellent surfing conditions.
Further comprehensive information about surfing in Australia, but also worldwide, can be found on the internet portal WannaSurf.
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