Surfing in Australia

Written by Michelle Williams (Guest Post).

Aussies: The people of Australia truly are friendly, warm and welcoming. From my own personal experiences, I can honestly say that the country is certainly one of the main reasons why your surfing vacation to Australia would be such a success! And when you come to think of it, surfing on Australia’s pristine coastline is truly one of the most relaxing, rewarding and adventurous experiences you could ever have!

There are so many great places for surfing in Australia. I would just like to highlight a few of them and share my personal experience with you!

If you are looking forward to a surfing Australia holiday then it is highly recommended that you make your travel plans in advance. It would be even better if you plan your trip well and visit Australia during the off-season. This is one of the best times to surf, as many tourists go for surfing holidays and surfs in Australia during this period of time.

In order to enjoy surfing in Australia, you need to find out about the available surfing spots in that country. Australia has some of the best surfing beaches and other areas where you can surf. If you plan to travel to Australia in the off-season, then you need to spend some time researching about surfing. You should also take some surfing lessons before you travel so that you can get tips on how to surf in Australia.

If you’re looking for something a little bit more challenging than just the beautiful beaches then surf the wonderful coastal region around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. I would highly recommend going on a scuba diving tour to the reef to get a better idea of what exactly it is you’ll be getting into!

It’s a beach bum paradise that has a lot to offer. With hundreds of miles of beach, you can always find some cool and fun places to go and enjoy your day at the beach!

This area is considered to be one of the most popular surfing areas in Australia, with many experienced and professional surfers spending part of their week there! If you want to get some practice before heading to more remote locations, this is definitely a great place to start!

Byron Bay

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If you’re looking to go somewhere where there is a little bit of a different twist, then this is a great place to start. Surfing at a place like Byron Bay is definitely a lot different from surfing at the beaches of Western Australia! Queenstown boasts some of the most stunning surf areas anywhere in the world, and with the availability of world-class waves, you’ll never have to worry about getting your board stuck or falling off! Plus you have all the surf vibe and surf shops you could ever image.

The only problem with staying in Byron Bay is probably the price. If you’re on a tight budget, I would recommend staying in Brisbane.


Brisbane is another great spot to consider if you’re interested in surfing in Australia. With a lot of unique architecture, and a lot of history, it’s definitely worth the trip! If you’re a big sports fan, you’ll absolutely love this part of Australia!

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, Image by Pixabay

If you’re looking to try something a little different from surfing in Australia, then head to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales! This region boasts some truly stunning mountain beauty, so you’re bound to want to spend some time enjoying it!


Sydney, Image by Pixabay

Of course, as always, you have to mention some good places to stay before we even talk about surfing in Australia. For me, I would recommend the city of Sydney, because it is both stunning and very safe!

If you’ve never stayed in Sydney, you’re definitely missing out on one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences you’ll ever have! It’s a huge city, filled with excitement and a lot of adventure! There are some amazing beaches on the city, but none will beat the beauty and adventure of Sydney Harbour! The Sydney Opera House is the perfect spot to catch some sightseeing photos, too!

A lot of people I know think that living in a big city like Sydney is boring and uninteresting. However, it’s a city that offers all the excitement and buzz of a metropolis, but with the added bonus of having plenty of beaches for surfing! There are a lot of beaches here so you can just relax and enjoy yourself while soaking up the sun while enjoying that laid back Aussie vibe.

Western Australia

Of course, if you’re looking to surf in Australia, you can’t forget the Western Australia coastline. If you’re a beginner, I would definitely recommend South West Australia because it’s a very friendly and laid back place. However it can be much cooler in the sea than over in North Eastern Oz, so don’t forget your wetsuit. Travelling outside of the main city Perth, it’s easy to find excellent spots. The beaches are fantastic, there are plenty of surf spots and lots of adventure!

If you are planning to surf in Australia during the peak season, then this would also be the best time to travel. The most popular time for surfing is from December to March, which is also the summer season. There are many places in Australia where you can enjoy surfing. You will be able to explore some of the most amazing surfing locations like the Great Ocean Road in Queensland, which offers awesome surfing and wonderful ocean views. This is also the time when you can get the best surf breaks in Australia, as there are so many different resorts around the country. The popular beach destination that hosts many surfers is the Gold Coast, where you can enjoy some great surf breaks. If you are looking for surfing holidays, then you should visit the city of Sydney, which is one of the busiest surfing destinations in Australia.

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Michelle Williams is an avid writer, traveller, surfer (and many other outdoor pursuits). She has visited over 30 countries in the last 15 years, loves to get off the beaten track and has explored new destinations. You are equally likely to find her with her laptop on the top of a mountain or a hidden beach.

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23 thoughts on “Surfing in Australia

  1. Although I am not a surfer, I know many people visit Australia for this reason specifically! I’ve heard a lot about this country and it’s beautiful beaches. I’ve also heard about how nice Australians are. Hopefully, I can make a visit sometime in the coming years. πŸ™‚

  2. Australia is on 3rd place for me of the countries I would love to live in. Especially the mentality of the Australian people is amazing! I would love to visit it one day!

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