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  • Writer's pictureErin Shand

Best spots to surf near Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its diverse range of surfing spots, each with its own unique character and challenges. Some popular spots for surfing in Melbourne include:

  1. Bells Beach: Located south of Melbourne in Torquay, Bells Beach is a world-renowned spot for surfing and is home to the annual Rip Curl Pro surf competition.

  2. Jan Juc Beach: Located near Torquay, Jan Juc Beach is a popular spot for both beginner and experienced surfers, with a mix of beach and reef breaks.

  3. Point Lonsdale: Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, Point Lonsdale is a popular spot for longboarding and is known for its consistent, moderate-sized waves.

  4. Gunnamatta Beach: Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Gunnamatta Beach is a popular spot for surfing and is known for its long, clean waves.

  5. Torquay Front Beach: Located in the town of Torquay, Torquay Front Beach is a popular spot for surfers of all levels and is known for its consistent waves.

  6. Urbnsurf: an indoor surfing facility located in Tullamarine. It features a state-of-the-art wave pool that can generate up to 1.7-meter high waves, making it the largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere. The wave pool uses advanced technology to create a variety of wave shapes and sizes, allowing surfers of all levels to ride the perfect wave.

No matter where you decide to surf, it's important to always be aware of your surroundings and to respect the local surf rules and culture.

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