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Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Much of the shopping focus along the coast revolves around the beach and board culture and there's no better place to experience this than in Torquay.

At Surf City Plaza on the Surfcoast Highway, the top surf brands dominate. Check out the latest from the likes of Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Strapper, Gash and Rojo. And around the corner you can bag yourself a bargain from the Baines Court surf seconds outlets.

Rip Curl and Quiksilver in fact had their genesis in Torquay, growing from backyard cottage industries to worldwide corporations.

Surf label revolution

Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer began making surfboards in 1969. They came up with the name Rip Curl (rip the curl) and proceeded to expand their business from surfboards to wetsuits. Today Rip Curl has become Australia's largest surf goods maker with licensees in the USA, France, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

Quiksilver began in the late 60s with Alan Green and John Law chasing their dream 'to live and work in Torquay and go surfing'. They started a small operation making good quality boardshorts designed for surfing. Quiksilver now creates quality surf, snow and street wear throughout Europe, Brazil, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia and Australia.

Village shopping

Many of the coastal villages, such as Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy, offer an array of specialty souvenir shops, boutiques, and galleries. Take time out to browse some of the unique gifts on offer, discover the work of local crafts people or buy some fresh gourmet delights. Stock up on all your major essentials in Warrnambool which has many of the larger retailers as well as quaint arts and craft stores and bookshops.

Local produce

Apollo Bay has a foreshore market every Saturday of the month plus you'll find many of the local growers selling their wares in streetside stalls or direct from the farm.

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Precious Creatures

Precious Creatures, a children's clothing and toy store, opened its doors in 2005. In the years that followed the store expanded to include a full...

Art & design

Flying Fishes

Flying Fishes is the perfect place to spoil yourself and others. Australian designed ceramics, jewellery,clothing and glass complimented by French...

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Anglesea Beach Club

Beach Club is a Geelong based company and is owner operated. There are 16 stores around the Victorian coast, from Warrnambool to Sorrento. The newest...

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Quiksilver & Roxy Shoes

In 1969, two Torquay locals, Alan Green and John Law, turned to making boardshorts in their home garage based on what they saw as a market...

Fashion

Torquay Beach Club

Torquay Beach Club is a Geelong based company with 16 stores around the Victorian coast, from Warrnambool to Sorrento. Beach Club is proud to have...

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Deluxe

When in Lorne, look up Deluxe for top name brands in apparel on the Great Ocean Road. Deluxe has a range of high quality, luxury fashion items....

Markets

Warrnambool Independent Traders Market

Warrnambool Independent Traders Market has over 40 individual stallholders offering a wide variety of affordable, quality new and used items, it is...

Books

Torquay Books

Torquay Books, in just six years, has become the destination bookshop on the Surf Coast. Owned and managed by Rosemary Featherston, the bookshop...

Fashion

Lorne Girl

The Lorne Girl stores represent designers include All About Eve, Just Add Sugar, Bonds and the fabulous Living Doll. Check out the Lorne Bay menswear...

Fashion

Lorne Surf Shop

Lorne Surf Shop established in 1973, has served as an icon on the Surf coast as a Gateway to The Great Ocean Road. It remains as one of the original,...

Fashion

Lili Fine Jewellery

Lili Fine Jewellery is a small family owned business specialising in quality handmade custom designed pieces from diamond engagement rings, remakes,...

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Trailhead Bike Co.

Trailhead Bike Co. is the only bike shop on the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast. You can ride straight from the front door to the world famous...

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