Where is Torquay?
Torquay, Victoria is on the famous Great Ocean Road around 100 kilometres from the state capital of Melbourne. Those making the Melbourne to Torquay trip can get there by car (around 1 hour 15 mins), as well as by bus and rail. Those travelling to this iconic Australian surf spot from further afield might also wish to consider flying into Avalon Airport, which is just 35 minutes’ drive away.
What beaches are in Torquay?
Bells Beach, which is regularly mentioned as being among the best surf spots in Australia (and the world), is the most famous beach near Torquay. It’s also home to the annual Rip Curl Pro surf event.
But there are plenty more great beaches nearby and all along this stunning stretch of Victoria coastline to check out, like the appropriately named Torquay Surf Beach, Point Impossible Beach, Whites Beach, Front Beach, Jan Juc Beach, Fisherman’s Beach and more. Truth is there are plenty of beaches around Torquay, so get exploring!
How much are surfing lessons in Torquay?
Surf lessons in Torquay can cost as little as $72. These superb value for money small group surf school sessions with an expert surf instructor are the fastest way to becoming a better surfer. They can be tailored to suit you, so you’re in good hands whether you’re an absolute beginner looking to learn the basics and catch your first waves, or you’re already surfing and want to take your skills to the next level with advice from real surfers.
Private lessons cost more but are a great option for those wanting to maximise their learning through one-on-one tuition. You’ll be standing up and riding waves in no time. Either way, Torquay is a great place to take surfing lessons with friendly, experienced instructors.
Is Torquay good for surfing?
Torquay is sometimes referred to as the surf capital of Australia and sits along a stretch referred to as the Surfcoast. High praise! So, we can confidently say it’s a great place for surfing. It’s hardly surprising that visitors come from around the country and beyond to hit the waves and sample Torquay’s best surf beaches. Torquay has great surfing for all ability levels, so it’s well worth checking out if you’re keen to get in the water and catch some waves.
The town is also the birthplace of a number of iconic surf brands and surf clothing and equipment stores, so it’s a bit of a surf shopper’s paradise.
But, surfing aside, this is also a vibrant little town and an awesome destination for a short break or holiday whether you’re an avid surfer or prefer to remain on dry land. Torquay has great places to eat and stylish boutiques and this stretch of coastline is an adventure lovers’ dream. It’s a great base for exploring some of the best things to do on the Great Ocean Road (don’t miss the 12 Apostles). So, when planning your Torquay surf lesson, why not check out our range of other adrenaline rush activities, from skydiving to scenic flights too?
When is the best time to go surfing in Torquay?
Torquay is a great place to surf and you’ll find people out in the water and waves to catch all year long. But those wanting to maximise their surf experience may find the best time to surf in Torquay is autumn. After all, Easter is when the surf pro event is held! And if it’s good enough for them, we reckon it’s good enough for us amateurs.
If you’re a new surfer it’s a good idea to take surf lessons to start getting an understanding of surf conditions and safety precautions. All instructors will make sure you’re well looked after on the day and give you hints and tips that could serve you well long into the future. And remember, always check the conditions before diving into the water.
How to book surf experiences at Adrenaline?
Booking surf lessons in Torquay and other locations across Australia is easy here at Adrenaline. Select a time and date that suits you and lock in your experience or buy as a voucher and decide the exact date of the surf lessons at a later date. Either way, it’s a quick and easy process.