Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Surfing guide to Australia

Let's Go Surfing, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW © Tourism Australia

Let's Go Surfing at Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

Fun fact

With the help of Let's Go Surfing, Bondi Beach broke the record for the World's Largest Surf Lesson in 2015, when 320 locals and visitors learned to ride the waves.

Natural Beauty Symbol 2 created by Rachael Sarra, inspired by her Goreng Goreng heritage

As surfers we’re always trying to find the most amazing waves with no one else around. A lot of the time that means you just follow your own path, looking for waves that not necessarily everyone’s going to find.

Mick Fanning, former Australian professional surfer

Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW © Lawrence Furzey Photography

Manly Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, NSW © Destination NSW

Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales

Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, VIC © Great Ocean Road

Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Plan your trip

5 days along the Great Ocean Road

Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, VIC © Phillip Island Nature Park

Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria

Salmon Bay, Rottnest Island, WA © Rottnest Island Authority

Salmon Bay, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland


While a swimming costume is the common surfing attire in summer, it's best to rent or purchase a wetsuit or rash vest (also called a 'rashie') during the Gold Coast winter to stay warm in the waves.

Surfers, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland, Ming Nomchong

Surfers, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland