The coastline along the South West of Western Australia is famous for its world-class surf and is a big draw card for those looking to drop a board into the water.
There are beaches and bays with fun beach breaks and minimal swell for beginners, right through to beaches with powerful reef breaks for the experienced surfers to take out their board. Even if you’re not a surfer yourself, head along to these surfing hangouts and watch the pros in action!
Rottnest Island has some of the best surfing conditions and most consistent surf breaks in Western Australia. In fact, the world’s best surfers are set to compete at Rottnest Island in May 2022, after WA won the rights to host a special one-off World Surf League event! This event was held at Strickland Bay, which is popular for surfers, bodyboarders and SUP boarders, and has actually been ranked in the top 50 surf breaks in the world! This is somewhere that needs to be ticked off your surfing bucket list.
Some of the other popular surfing spots include:
- The Rotto Box
- Riceys Beach
- Stark Bay
- The Basins Ledge
- The Fruit Bowl
- Chicken Reef at Salmon Bay
- Transits at Thompsons Bay