Surf's up

Find the perfect break in Victoria with a thrilling outdoor adventure this summer.

The waves are almost always on at Victoria's legendary surf spots, no matter if you're a seasoned surfer or jumping on a board for the first time.

Bring your own board and wetsuit or hire the equipment you need at your destination. Enlist the help of experts to teach you the basics, or fine tune your skills. There's a raft of cool accommodation for overnight stays and delightful coastal towns for chilling out between breaks.

Bellarine Peninsula & the Great Ocean Road

Go west to the Bellarine Peninsula, where you can sign up for surf lessons or practise your skills on beaches with low to moderate swell.

Catching the perfect wave is more than a pipe dream along the Great Ocean Road – pros can choose from the famed breaks of Bells Beach to the wild surf beyond Cape Otway. Base yourself in the surfing capital of Torquay, or dip into the coastal towns along the road.

Phillip Island & the Mornington Peninsula

Phillip Island is Victoria's first National Surfing Reserve, and wild Cape Woolamai at the island's southern tip is considered one of the best surf beaches in the country. Beginners can leave that one to the pros and head for sheltered bay beaches on the island's northern coast.

There's a stretch of water for all levels of experience in the Mornington Peninsula – Sorrento offers gentle waves, perfect for beginners, while the fiercer conditions at Point Leo, Flinders and Portsea are just swell for pro surfers.


Gippsland's crystal clear waters offer conditions suitable for all ages and abilities. Experienced surfers can tackle the powerful tides of Venus Bay and Pearl Point, while novices can hang a tentative ten at Sandy Point in Inverloch and Bastion Point at Mallacoota. Drop into a seaside surf school to work on your technique with a qualified instructor.


You don't need to leave the city to catch the perfect wave. URBNSURF delivers authentic surfing experiences with the help of a giant surfing lagoon.


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