Perth on the Western coast of Australia is one of the most isolated cities in the World, with the Great Aussie Outback on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. The surf breaks here usually fire up in Winter when the South West swells from the Roaring 40s roll in and are characteristically flat during Summer. The city surf spots see much less of it due to an outer sea shelf from Mandurah to Rottnest known as the 5 Fathom Bank which blocks most of the swell. However, a short road trip will reward you with epic surf. Down South is the wave rich region of Margaret River home to world class surf breaks such as The Box, Surfer’s Point and Yallingup. Heading North along the Coral Coast rewards experienced explorers with epic surf sessions with hardly anyone around. If that's not enough, “Indo” is just a short plane ride away.
Where to Surf in Perth
The breaks near the city while not receiving a great amount of swell have their die hard group of surfers. Winter is the best time to score around here. Stand out spots include The Cove & Isolators in Cottesloe, Trigg in Scarborough and Leighton in Fremantle. In contrast, the Margaret River and Northern coral coast breaks receive consistent swell year round with truly big waves arriving at the start of autumn-winter period.