When it comes to surfing, there’s really nowhere better than the Great Ocean Road.
A favourite among many professional surfers, places such as Bells Beach are internationally renowned spots that host world-class events such as the annual Rip Curl Pro.
The coastline from Point Lonsdale to the 12 Apostles is home to numerous surf spots and it’s not uncommon to see a tradie ute or van parked along the road, a sign that someone has decided on a spontaneous hang 10.
The surf along Great Ocean Road is diverse and as well as thunderous waves at Bells and Johanna beaches, there are also some fantastic hidden coves and bays that offer much more relaxed surfing opportunities, more suited to beginners.
Torquay at the start of Great Ocean Road is probably the oldest and most established surf destination out of them all, boasting the beginning of the region’s surf culture and reflecting that through the town.
The best part is that many of these beaches are patrolled during the summer months, which means there’s also someone around to give advice on ocean conditions too.