Bells Beach is the epicentre of Australia's surf culture, which is documented in fascinating detail at Torquay's Surfworld Museum. When the Rip Curl Pro action is over you can return to Bells Beach to ride a wave in homage to the competition's top-notch action. If your surfing experience extends no further than applauding from ashore, take a lesson and experience the thrill of catching a wave at least once.

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: 2X World Champion John John Florence of Hawaii  advances to the final of the 2019 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach after winning Semi Final Heat 2 at Bells Beach on April 27., 2019 in Victoria, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/W John John Florence - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Here are our tips for a surf experience you'll never forget

Bells Beach

Check out the waves at Bells Beach, one of Australia's most famous surfing beaches, with the right-hand breaks at their best during autumn and winter.

West Coast

Surf the west coast of Victoria at beaches in the Great Ocean Road region from the famed breaks of Bells Beach to the wild waves beyond Discovery Bay.

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