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Surfing in Western Australia

Surfing in Western Australia

Surfing in Western Australia

When you think about white beaches and great surf, you can't helping thinking about the magnificent Western Australian coastline!

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the rugged coasts of Western Australia, a surfer's paradise where the Indian Ocean unleashes its full might, offering some of the most awe-inspiring waves you'll ever dare to ride!

Epic Waves Await: Imagine paddling out as the sun dips below the horizon, the sky ablaze with hues of fiery orange and serene purple. Western Australia's coastline is dotted with world-renowned surf spots, each boasting its unique charm and challenges. From the powerful breaks at Margaret River Pro, a spot that commands respect with its 15-foot waves, to the crystal-clear barrels of Rottnest Island, there's a wave for every surfer, whether you're just starting out or have been carving up the ocean for years.

Surfing Seasons to Remember: When is the best time to surf in this majestic locale? The answer is all year round! With seasons that cater to every preference, you can chase the perfect wave from the cool, crisp mornings of winter to the warm, balmy afternoons of summer.

A Community Like No Other: Step onto the sands of Western Australia, and you'll find more than just waves; you'll discover a vibrant community of surfers ready to share stories, tips, and perhaps even their secret spots. It's this spirit of camaraderie that makes surfing here not just a sport but a way of life.

Beyond the Waves: But what about when you're not surfing? Western Australia offers an abundance of natural beauty and adventure. Take a hike through ancient forests, sip on world-class wines in the Margaret River region, or snorkel with the colorful marine life in Ningaloo Reef. The possibilities for adventure are as endless as the coastline itself.

Did You Know? Western Australia boasts over 12,000km of coastline, providing an unparalleled variety of surf spots. From secluded bays perfect for beginners to challenging open ocean swells for the pros, it's a surf enthusiast's dream destination.

The Eucla to Esperance coastline is open to swell, but it is wild and there are no roads, towns or water, and there is little access unless you have a 4WD and have provisions for the desert and isolation. 

West from Esperance access to the surf is still limited to isolated small towns, each with their own breaks. 

Albany is located near the south west corner of West Australia and some of the largest waves to ever hit the Australian continent more than likely hit here.

North of Albany is the famous Margaret River area, a small day here is about 2.5 meters. If you want to try some of the best waves in the world, head down to the Margaret River region, where the Margaret River Pro can be held in epic surf conditions.

Margaret River to Perth is partially blocked from swell by offshore reefs, Green and Rottenest Island. 

Rottenest Island is a popular surf spot with locals and is often up to a 1 meter larger than most Perth's beaches. Rottnest Island has Strickland Bay is known for its surf breaks, while reef breaks occur at Radar Reef, off the island's far western tip.

While in Perth you can experience the reef-breaks of Triggs, North Beach or Watermans, and the beach-breaks of Scarborough, City Beach or Cottesloe.

North of Perth waves can be found pretty much all along the coastline. Geraldton and Kalbarri have excellent waves and weather (also a great location for kite and wind surfing). 

From Kalbarri to North West Cape there are waves made famous in surf movies! Along here is a harsh rugged coast and a 4WD is essential. Local knowledge is also an important factor.

The waves of Western Australia are calling your name, promising an adventure of a lifetime. Whether you're looking to test your limits against nature's mightiest waves or simply soak up the sun and surf culture, this corner of the world offers it all. Pack your board, wax up, and dive into the surf experience that awaits in Western Australia.  

13 Nov 2017



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