Surfing capital of Australia


The whole Surf Coast – popular breaks include Torquay Back Beach, Jan Juc, O’Donohues and Lorne Beaches

The Surf Coast is home to the famed Bells Beach surf break and iconic surf brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver, it’s no wonder surfing is at the top of the list. Join one of the many surf schools along the coast and come and see what all the fuss is about.

There are a number of excellent learn-to-surf schools run by experienced local surfers who will have you standing up on the board in no time.

For the more experienced surfer, the choice of surf breaks is seemingly endless. From Bird Rock, west of Jan Juc, to Bells Beach, Fairhaven and beyond, the Great Ocean Road will spoil you for choice.

Keep up to date with the swells, tides and conditions at Swell Net.

Explore the Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

On 1 December 2020 GORCC transitioned to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. Please visit: