Surf Inspired Lifestyle
Throw in a line, build castles in the sand, dine with the locals and drink their brew. Begin the spectacular Great Ocean Road journey in Torquay.
The Australian National Surfing Museum commemorates Australia’s surfing heritage and rich beach culture. Charting Australia’s significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world through colourful and exciting permanent displays of surfcraft, surfing artefacts and memorabilia. Immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most popular pastimes and experience surfing’s sense of fun and marvel at the changes that have taken place over the years
All-year-round, Surf Coast beaches attract a steady stream of surfers looking for the perfect wave. Wind, tides and swell combine with beach geography to produce many surf breaks for all levels of surfing. In different combinations, they create varied beach conditions. West, north-west and north winds with mainly south-west swells can generate the best waves on the Surf Coast beaches.
The Australian Surfriders’ Association has a comprehensive guide to local surfing conditions that explains in detail all the variations and what to look for in your quest for the best waves. It also tells how weather patterns work and has maps with beach locations. It is available from the Australian National Surfing Museum and Visitor Information Centre in Torquay.