Learn to Surf in Victoria on The Great Ocean Road

Learn to Surf in Victoria on The Great Ocean Road

Learn to surf in Victoria on the stunning Great Ocean Road, just 75 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD is one of the best places to learn how to surf in Australia. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular Great Ocean Road surf spots in Victoria. If you’re going to be in the area, you should consider learning how to surf.

Guide to the Best Beaches for Learning to Surf

Sometimes referred to as Australia’s Surf Coast, the Great Ocean Road presents numerous surf spots, with options for every level of surfer. With beginner options from Torquay to Warrnambool, we’ve prepared a guide on Victoria’s best surf beaches.

Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak

With daily lessons by qualified instructors, Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak focuses on surf safety and technique. Suitable for ages seven and up, they provide all necessary equipment, ensuring a fun and safe learning environment.

Torquay Surf Academy

At Torquay Surf Academy, embrace the spirit of surfing with their motto, “Real Surfers Teaching Real Surfing”. The academy’s experienced, local instructors are adept in diverse surfing conditions and offer both private and group lessons. With permits for the region’s best beaches, you’ll enjoy pristine coastlines and quality waves at your surf lesson in Torquay.

Go Ride A Wave

For those looking at surfing lessons in Anglesea or elsewhere on the Great Ocean Road (such as Lorne and Torquay), Go Ride A Wave is perhaps the most popular option. Established in 1987, Go Ride A Wave is a prime spot for surf lessons. Catering to all skill levels, their approach begins with basic techniques on the sand, advancing to shallow water sessions. They also offer equipment hire and sales, including beginner-friendly foam Gboards.

Surf Lessons at SeaEarth

SeaEarth provides surf lessons at several iconic locations, including Ocean Grove, Torquay, Anglesea, and Urquharts Bluff. Offering adult and kids lessons, the trainers embody the surfing lifestyle. Their packages include group and private lessons, equipment hire, and gift vouchers and they go beyond surfing to teach customers how to surf, kayak, rock-climb, abseil, mountain bike and many other amazing activities.

Port Fairy Surf School

The Port Fairy Surf School offers a unique opportunity to learn to surf with seasoned surfers. Alongside surfing, they provide lessons in kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, broadening your ocean skills.

Honu Honi Surf Camp

Join the Honu Honi Surf Camp for a week-long immersion in surfing culture. This experience includes glamping, plant-based meals, surf lessons, yoga, a Great Ocean Road tour, and unlimited surf gear use. It’s an adult-only, small-group experience ensuring personalised attention.

Start Surfing on the Great Ocean Road Today

Ready to ride the waves? Your surfing adventure on the Great Ocean Road awaits! But don’t stop there – as you plan your surf lessons, remember the Great Ocean Road offers much more! Discover a range of outdoor activities, including kayaking, birdwatching, and more. Start your surfing journey today and unlock the door to countless adventures!

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.