Surfing

There is over 1,000 kilometres of coastline in Victoria which fronts the open ocean, providing many ideal surfing spots.

Bells Beach, near Torquay, is Victoria's most famous surf beach, hosting international surfers that compete in the annual Rip Curl Pro. Noted for its large ocean swells, it is not for the faint-hearted and is more suited to experienced surfers.

For beginners, one of the best beaches to learn surfing at is at Ocean Grove. The fairly flat beach with gentle surf is ideal for mastering this iconic water sport.

Phillip Island is also an acclaimed area to surf, with beaches at Cape Woolamai, Smiths Beach and Summerlands declared as part of Australia's National Surfing Reserves which recognise iconic sites of cultural and historic significance in Australian surfing.

There are many surf schools based along Victoria's coast where experienced surfers provide lessons to beginners or those who wish to further develop their skills. So there is no excuse not to give surfing a go!

Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak
Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak

Take a surf lesson with a qualified coach who will be in the water with you on the beach at Apollo Bay. No experience is necessary - all you need is a desire to ride the waves.

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Go Ride A Wave
Go Ride A Wave

Surfing is an iconic Australian activity and Go Ride A Wave will help you try out this fantastic activity at Anglesea, Lorne, Ocean Grove, Torquay and Wye River. Surf instruction is provided to suit all skill levels.

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Go Surf
Go Surf

Gain the necessary skills to surf in no time while having a lot of fun along the way. Lessons are conducted at Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Cape Bridgewater at Portland.

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Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
Great Ocean Road Surf Tours

The award-winning Great Ocean Road Surf Tours specialises in full day and multiple day surf tours. Being a mobile surf school means they can choose locations on the Surf Coast based on weather conditions and follow the waves. Pick-up available from Melbourne and Torquay.

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Island Surf School
Island Surf School

Smiths Beach on Phillip Island is the ideal place for learning to surf with its beginner friendly waves. Island Surf School offers lessons for novices to experienced surfers, conducted by passionate instructors.

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Offshore Surf School
Offshore Surf School

Be coached by a local surfers who love the sport and the ocean environment. Lessons are conducted at Cape Paterson, Inverloch, Sandy Point, Waratah Bay and Wilsons Promontory.

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Port Fairy Surf School
Port Fairy Surf School

People of all ages and of all skill levels are welcome to join this accredited professional surf school for lessons along Victoria's south-west coast at Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Bridgewater Bay at Portland.

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Surf Sessions
Surf Sessions

Surf Sessions offers lessons for beginners or for those who want to take surfing to the next level. Experience the thrill of surfing with qualified and respected coaches at Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove.

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Surf Shack
Surf Shack

Be instructed in the art of surfing by qualified instructors who provide everything you need for this truly Australian experience. Affordable lessons held at Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota and near Marlo at Cape Conran.

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Torquay Surfing Academy
Torquay Surfing Academy

It's all about real surfers teaching real surfing when you join Torquay Surfing Academy for an authentic surfing experience. Instructors with intimate local knowledge will provide either private or small group lessons at beaches around Torquay.

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