Where can you surf on the Great Ocean Road?

Surf some of the best waves Australia has to offer in this picturesque region!

Victoria’s stunning coastline is home to one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations; the Great Ocean Road. Featuring a winding road that weaves around jagged clifftops, lush rainforests, and some of the best surfing spots in the world. Regardless of your surfing abilities, you will be spoilt for choice at great ocean road’s many pristine beaches. Here are just a few of the best beaches to surf at on your Great Ocean Road adventure.

Apollo Bay, Cape Otway

If the large swells of surfing might be a bit too full-on for you to start with, head to Apollo Bay’s serene beachfront. First-timers can take a lesson with the local pros and get the hang of standing up and gliding through the calmer surf sections before trying out the tougher beaches scattered about. out with a friend can help you ease into it.

Lorne Point, Lorne

Lorne is one of the biggest destinations on the Great Ocean Road, with point break always crowded with waves and surfers. It is great for the experienced surfers looking for their next wave, with both smaller and bigger swells that are fast and powerful. Locals usually cover this surf but are more than welcome to share the waves if you are friendly.

Black Nose Point, Portland

The name refers to the large, twenty-meter-high basalt headland which is right along the side of this 400-metre beach. Due to the exposed point break, the surf in this located is always massive and rough. Due to this, Black Nose is only for the extreme surfers, as it is also an unpatrolled region.

Gibson Steps, Great Ocean Road

The Gibson Steps is better known as the famous site the 12 Apostles. The 12 apostle’s large limestone stacks emerged from the crashing sea, creating a picturesque and geographic wonder. Most see this epic sight from the beach or nearby lookout, but others drift in towards the surf for an unforgettable surfing experience near the limestones stacks.

Bells Beach, Torquay

Bells Beach is undoubtedly the most famous surf spot on the Great Ocean Road. All due for being the home base to Australia’s oldest and most professional surf competition; Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Famous surfers come from all over the world to compete, with both locals and travellers coming to watch the tournament. The competition is during Victoria’s long Easter weekend, so you can see the stunning pros go at it and have a go yourself after the comp is finished!

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