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A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO

SURFING

IN

AUSTRALIA

Australia is one of the best countries in the world to slip into your swimmies, grab a board, and

head out to catch some waves.

World famous for the quality of the surf, the beauty of the beaches and the skills of the surfers;

Australia is well and truly synonymous with surfing. The sport actually originated here. Although

Captain James Cook recorded himself observing the sport back in the 1770’s, according to

aboriginal history, the custom goes back hundreds of years.

And boy, is it still going strong.

Whether you’re a seasoned surfing expert looking for challenging waves and the thrill of the chase,

or you’re more excited by learning a new sport and enjoying the great weather, pristine coastline

and friendly nature of the locals – Australia has something to offer you.


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

BEST PLACES

TO GO

It should come as no surprise that Australia is, in fact, a fairly large country. Surrounded by the

Pacific and Indian oceans, Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It encompasses large

stretches of desert, snow capped mountains and is a continent all in itself. So, if you’re looking to

surf on part of its 25,760 km long coastline – it’s best to know where to go for the experience you

desire.


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

NORTH

COAST

The North Coast is arguably the best area of the country to surf in – it’s even known as ‘The Surfing

Coast’. It has some of the world’s most iconic beaches and boasts the most accessible surfing

areas in Australia – a great place to start if you’re looking to really throw yourself into the surfing

culture.

Newcastle Avoca

Crescent Head

TOP

SPOTS

Byron Bay


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH

COAST

The South coast of Australia is famous for wine, Aussie football and the laid back lifestyle – but did

you know surfing is hugely popular in this area too? There are plenty of places to enjoy waves for

both novices and more experienced surfers. Plus, if you’re looking to punctuate days on the waves

with nights drinking wine or spending time with the family – this is the place to go.

Corny Point

Innes National Park

FleurieuKangaroo Island

Day Head National Surfing Reserve

TOP

SPOTS

Eyre Peninsula


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

EAST

COAST

East Australia is home of Bondi, Balmoral and most of the Australian population. Here you’ll get to

experience the glamour of Australian city life and the fun of accessible surf beaches.

Most of the surfing spots in the area are around Sydney, being the Australian city with the highest

population, but travel a little further afield and there are plenty of less crowded beaches to explore.

Bondi beach

Manly beaches

CoogeeNed’s Beach

TOP

SPOTS

Slaughter Bay


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

WEST

COAST

Western Australia is for the true adventure seekers, and we’d recommend only seasoned surfers

apply! This area is wild, with few roads, almost no towns and very little access to provisions or

water – you’ll almost certainly need to get your hands on a four-wheel drive if you’re looking to

explore here. But one thing there is, is some of the world’s most challenging and beautiful waves.

Travel to North of Albany and you will experience reliably large waves – 2.5 metres is a gentle day

in the Margaret River area. If you head down to the South West, it’s here that some of the largest

ever recorded waves have broken.

Geraldton

Kalbarri

PerthScarborough

Cottesloe

TOP

SPOTS

Margaret River


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

BEST TIME

TO GO

Summer Surfing

Summer tends to be less consistent for surfing in Australia, however the occasional cyclone can do

amazing things for swell! The summer season stretches from December to February.

Winter Surfing

Winter waves can be rough in all areas of Australia and you might want to hire a wetsuit! In some

places the temperature can drop fairly low. Plan your surf trip for between February and June for

reliable waves and warm weather.


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

THE LOCAL

LINGO

Local Lingo

Whether you’re taking a class or just high-fiving other surfers on the beach, you’re going to want to

know a bit of the local slang!

• AMPED

Excited

• BUMMER

What a shame

• WIPE OUT

To fall or be knocked off

your board

• AWESOME

Great!

• DUDE

A male surfer

• BAIL OUT

To decide not to catch a wave

at the last minute

• GNARLY

Dangerous

• HODAD

A non-surfer who spends time

at the beach

• BONZAI

A friendly yell shouted by

surfers as they ride the wave

• POUNDER

A hard breaking wave

• BEACHED

To be full after eating

• SHRED

To surf aggressively

• BOGUS

Lame or false


A guide to surfing in australia

A GUIDE TO SURFING

IN AUSTRALIA

HIRING

EQUIPMENT

Almost every popular surfing beach you visit will have a location or school nearby where you can

book surfing lessons, rent equipment and often stop by for a chat to discuss the surfing outlook for

the day!

The locals are always the experts, so follow the advice of a surf instructor or shop owner on the

best equipment to get for a particular area and where to go for your skill level.


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