Whether you want to hop on a surfboard or just check out those tanned and handsome and gorgeous riders defying gravity, Australia is a surfers’ paradise. With its 23,000 miles (37,000 km) coastline blessed with deserted and pristine beaches, reefs and epic point breaks, here are for you our hand-picked surf spots across Australia.

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You are dressed to the nines all year but this summer you want to try the hippie life

 

Drive to Byron Bay, close to Ballina, a town located in the southeast of the continent and renowned for its hippie years. If you want to befriend local surfers, you will need to be respectful as they get easily irritated by tourists especially at the height of the season. Also, bear in mind low tide is the best, as waves get particularly hollow and can pull you in for stretches of up to 950 ft (300 m). Once you are done with tube riding, you can quench your thirst at the Beach Hotel. This lovely place houses one of the best bars in the world, yet in a laid-back atmosphere so you can meditate on your karma.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

You like surfers, but you LOVE kangaroos

 

Drive to Bells Beach, Victoria. Thanks to its consistent swells, this stunningly beautiful surf spot, located 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Melbourne is perfect for beginners. This right-breaking wave is best at mid to high tide with waves reaching a whopping 16 ft (5 m) or more. The surf mecca also holds the longest running surf contest in Australia over the Easter weekend. But, what is so amazing about this small town… is that you can meet kangaroos on the streets (like, for real).

Bells Beach, Victoria

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You want to stare at tattooed torsos (preferably famous ones)

 

Located in the southwest of Western Australia, 166 miles (268 km) south of Perth, The Farm at Margaret River North is renowned for surf and its vibrant art scene. There might be a small crowd in the water but it’s not too challenging to find a wave, just watch out for the shallow rocks lining the shore. You can have a ball there with a good right-breaking wave, gaining good hollow waves of 6 ft (2 m) or higher. No surprise then, that Pro Surfing competition is held there every year for 12 days. So, how about rubbing elbows with the most famous surfers in the world while staring at their mesmerizing six-pack abs?

Margaret River, Western Australia

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