Where can I surf near Victoria?

Where can I surf near Victoria?

Jordan River is located approximately one hour from Victoria along the far west coast of Vancouver Island and about half an hour from our Resort in Sooke. It is a small settlement with one main attraction for visitors – great waves for those seeking surf.

Which Victorian town has a great surf beach?

Bells Beach, Torquay Bells Beach is often regarded as the home of Australian surfing, and remains the site of our country’s oldest and most professional surf competition. In fact, the winner of the Rip Curl Pro still receives the clanging bell trophy in true Bells Beach tradition.

What time of day is best for big waves?

The best time of day to surf is generally in the early morning (around sunrise) and in the late evening (around sunset) when there is swell in the water.

Is there surfing in Victoria?

Victoria and Port Renfrew The Point off the river mouth is famed for its potential to produce long rides. Sombrio gives you the option of a beach and reef break. These consistent waves work best with a swell coming from the west with a north to northeasterly wind. Sombrio is surfable at any tide stage.

Can you surf Mystic Beach?

Surfing. Surfing is the way to be free. One of the best places for surfing is the Jordan River, close to Mystic Beach.

What tide is best to surf?

The best tide for surfing in most cases is low, to an incoming medium tide. Keep in mind low-tide on shallow surf breaks jack the waves up higher, leaving less room between the water’s surface and ocean bottom. Always know the area you’re surfing and avoid shallow reef and rock obstacles if possible.

When can you surf in Australia?

The best conditions can be found during the cyclone and storm season, in summer and early autumn, from December to mid-April. Winter attracts slightly smaller swells and offers good conditions for learning to surf. There’s usually no surf between September and December.

What is the closest surf beach to Melbourne?

From Melbourne, head southwest to Bellarine Peninsula and you will reach Thirteenth Beach. It is located along the 7-kilometre stretch from Barwon Heads to Black Rock. With low to moderate swells and many beach breaks, it is also the closest surf beach to Geelong City.

Why do surfers go so early in the morning?

Wind. Wind in the morning is usually lightest, meaning many surfers try to get up early and hit the waves as soon as they can. This is a good idea because wind can destroy waves for surfing, especially small ones. This is because the wrong wind can make waves break less evenly and become more difficult for surfing.

Why do surfers wake up so early?

Light offshore winds are the most important reason for why the surf is better in the morning and evenings. As a basic rule of thumb, the winds are typically lighter in the morning, stronger in the afternoon and occasionally become light again just in time for a beautiful sunset session.