Torquay is fully connected to all the action at Bells this year.
The competition is being streamed live into 26 official Rip Curl Pro Live Site cafÃ©s, restaurants and venues throughout Torquay and the surrounding area.
If you are in town for the event, thereâ€™s no excuse for missing a second of the Rip Curl Pro in 2014.
Live Sites â€" where the event is streamed live â€" will be operating at:
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Rip Curl Shop
Torquay Visitor Centre
Surf World Museum
Sticks and Stones
Bubba Pizza & Pasta
Bell St Printworks & Gallery
Front Beach Cafe
Zeallys Bar & Grill
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Bombora's Cafe Bar
RACV Torquay Resort
The Coffee Club
|Bristol Road:||The Sands:||Jan Juc:|
Mejavo's Cafe & Deli
Mazamigo Mexican Restaurant
|Peppers the Sands Resort||The Beach Hotel|
|Angelsea Hotel||Aireys Pub||Grand Pacific Hotel and Apartments|
Bells Beach, Torquay & Great Ocean Road
Whilst you are in the spectacular Surf Coast, be sure to stop in to one of the local visitor information centres. Located in Torquay, Lorne, and Anglesea, the local staff and volunteers have extensive knowledge of the region â€" and will ensure you wonâ€™t miss out on anything during your visit to this extraordinary region. Or visit www.visittorquay.org
Torquay is the official start of the Great Ocean Road and home of Australiaâ€™s surfing capital.
Torquay boasts brilliant beaches and towering cliffs criss-crossed by easy-access walk and bike trails.
Torquay is home to the famous Bells Beach, Australiaâ€™s most famous surfing beach which hosts the worldâ€™s longest running professional surfing event, the Rip Curl Pro. In Easter big swells and off-shore winds make the waves show off Bells at its best. Possibly the most famous beach in the world, the high cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to the massive ocean swells and serve as a wonderful vantage point for onlookers.
Driving beyond Torquay along the Great Ocean Road, you come to Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, and Lorne â€" all with their own character, and youâ€™ll never get tired of the views.
Constructed by returned World War I Soldiers as a memorial to their fallen colleagues, the Great Ocean Road is one of the worldâ€™s greatest drives and a â€œmust-doâ€ experience that will leave you spellbound by the natural beauty of this dramatic coast.
The internationally celebrated Great Ocean Walk, starting at Apollo Bay and stretching 104 kilometres to the 12 Apostles attracts international visitors. Shorter, equally breathtaking trails such as the newly opened Surf Coast Walk will take you to long sandy beaches, rocky outcroppings, dense fern gullies, waterfalls and ancient rainforests. It runs from Torquay past Bells Beach to Aireys Inlet.
Surf World Museum
Take the opportunity to visit Surf World Museum Torquay â€" discover why thousands of international and interstate visitors think itâ€™s awesome! Open 7 days a week at 77 Beach Road Torquay, Surf World Museum is the largest surfing/beach culture museum dedicated to presenting Australiaâ€™s rich surfing heritage through a range of colourful, innovative and interactive displays.
Surf World Museum Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia and gives people the opportunity to immerse themselves in beach experience.
Surf World Museum tells the story of Bells and one of this countryâ€™s favourite sports, its rich beach culture and a surfing heritage that has developed over the last one hundred years. Through themed exhibition spaces and interactive displays, visitors can relive time spent at the beach, or discover the intimate link between surfers and the breaking waves.
Relax in the theatre and enjoy the ASPâ€™s live feed from the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach while you are surrounded by vintage surf memorabilia and an epic array of historic surfboards. Trace the development of the surfboard along the boardwalk as a breaking wave looms overhead. Explore the many elements that go to make up surf culture, clothes, movies, music, and walk through the ultimate surf mobile, a vintage VW kombi van.
Whether you are eight or eighty eight, at the Surf World Museum Torquay you can ride a wave of history and celebrate how awesome and inspirational surfing can be
Visit the Surf World Museum Torquay, the worldâ€™s largest surfing museum and home of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.
Celebrate the saga of historic Bells contest with a visit to the Surf World Museum Torquay.
The legends of Australian surfing, now on show at the Surf World Museum Torquay.
Ride a wave of history at the Surf World Museum Torquay.