Catching a wave this Easter

March 29, 2024 BY

There are plenty of options on the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula for surfers of all levels. Photo: NOAH CLIFFORD/SURFING VICTORIA

DOWN on the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula we are absolutely spoilt for choice with our fine selection of waves to suit any level of surfer.
Here’s where you can get in the water during the 2024 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

Kids and Beginners: The best spots to take the kids is Fisherman’s Beach or Cosy Corner on Torquay’s front beach esplanade.
Soft, whitewater crumbly waves are perfect for catching those first waves or pushing the kids in.

Novice to Intermediate: Torquay Front Beach and Anglesea Main Beach are both suitable locations for those looking to fine-tune their craft and are feeling they are past the basics.

Over on the Bellarine Peninsula, Ocean Grove Main Beach is also a great option with its long rolling waves, while down the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is also a popular location.

Beware, the beaches do have rocks on the shoreline at low tide and are prone to some rips and currents. Surfers are advised to be safe and not to go out if the conditions are out of their depth.

Experienced to expert: The Surf Coast and Bellarine is abundant with options for the strong surfer.

Those who are confident surfers can head to Jan Juc to catch a few waves at the beach break, or head down the Great Ocean Road to Fairhaven, Guvvos or O’Donoghues.

Back the other way, 13th Beach is a great option and has a variety of sand bottom and reef breaks.

Once you’ve had your fun in the water, head to the plethora of amazing restaurants and bars, galleries and tourist attractions.