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