09th December, 2013

Where to Surf in Australia

Australia is deservedly famous for its surfing. The climate, beaches and water create the perfect environment for laid-back surfers to hang out and hone their craft. It’s also a great place for beginners to take their first steps into the world of surfing and catch a few waves.

Hardcore surfers will enjoy the strong swells of South Australia’s Stenhouse Bay on the Yorke Peninsula. In Western Australia, the same group will favour Prevelly Park beach, which attracts surfers worldwide looking for a challenge. The Northern Territory poses a challenge of a different kind; surfers share the water with all manner of dangerous creatures, but you need to decide if it’s worth the risk to catch a decent wave.

New South Wales is home to any number of excellent surfing spots, according to A Luxury Travel Blog. Top tips include the whole of the Sydney coastline and Angourie in northern NSW, but you’ll find it hard to stumble across a bad beach here.

For a taste of the surf lifestyle, Victoria holds an annual surfing competition with a festival atmosphere. Queensland also offers carnivals and a party lifestyle should you want more than waves from your surfing adventures.