Hippies Guide to the Best Surf Beaches in Australia

Surfing in AustraliaNever mind all the other things to do in Australia, surfing is the way to go! After all, we wouldn’t be a famous surf destination across the globe if we didn’t have all the best spots here.

We are blessed with some of the world’s best coastlines, reefs (the Great Barrier Reef, no less), and point breaks. Really, nowhere else in the world do we get an opportunity to ride waves that make us feel more alive!

We’re checking out the best surf beaches and towns in Australia to see which ones (if not all) we like best and would travel to. Plus, we’re giving you tips in how you can you can go large on your trip!

Wanna go and ride with us? Whether you are in the West or in the more popular tourist states like Queensland, New South Wales and Vic or even as far as South Australia or Tassie, you’ll find a place to call your own. Without further ado, aside from Surfers Paradise, here are the best surf spots in Australia you can drive to with a campervan!

Noosa Beach

If you want great photos to accompany your adventures, then it’s Noosa that you should visit first. The longboard breaks make for picturesque moments in the water. Plus, the waves reach up to 200 metres! How totally cool is that? Noosa is also the place where, if you’re starting out, you can learn to how to surf. The waves here at the beach located in Queensland range from mild to wild!

Bells Beach, Victoria

You know, I know it, we all know it—a list of the best surf beaches will not be complete without Bells Beach on the list. If you want to see where all the hype began, the beach is a great starting point. What makes it so wonderful are not only the biggest swells one could ever ride. The coastal locality of Bells Beach is home to the annual Rip Curl Pro, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious surfing competition, and the Music Festival Bird Rock.

Snappers Rock

Queensland’s Gold Coast is arguably one of the most picturesque urban jungles you will ever see. The city’s skyline alone is enough to take your breath away so when you mix in a stretch of sandy beaches, you know you’re well on your way to falling in love. At the southern end of the Rainbow Bay lies Snappers Rock—home to the world’s longest waves and a destination that suits all family members. The beach has nearby attractions like shops, bush walking trails, hinterlands and national parks.

If you’re a budding surfer, here are our top ten tips to get you topped up:

  1. There is a variety of surfboards, while some can even be customised to suit your style and need. The three main ones are the longboard, shortboard and funboard.

  2. The longboard is used by beginners to learn to paddle well and take advantage of smaller waves.

  3. The shortboards are used by mid-level surfers and pros to easily ride taller waves and barrels.

  4. Funboards, meanwhile, are for easy transition from beginner to pro.

  5. Get a rash guard—It’s fashion and function rolled into one. It protects you from the sun, prevents you from getting rashes from the wax on the surfboard and helps keep you warm during cold surfing seasons.

  6. Do a lot of exercise to increase your stamina. Surfing is not only difficult to begin with, it is also quite tiring.

  7. Practice your swimming as well. Needless to say, you’ll be in the water 100% of the time. Knowing how to not drown is a great advantage.

  8. Always listen to your trainers and instructors. They’ll keep you safe. ‘Nuff said.

  9. Before you do anything, do your research. You’re on the right track now, so keep it up!

  10. Most importantly, have fun. Stay gold!

Dive in, head first to the best surf beaches in Australia with Hippie Camper. Our campervans are among the most affordable in the country, the perfect way to save for more outdoor adventures! Follow our social media pages (Facebook) and go to our website now!

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