Torquay Surf Spots
The front beach at Torquay is sheltered from South swells by Point Danger with waves breaking far off and gently rolling in. The Southern end, Cosy Corner in Fisherman's beach is ideal for kids and beginners. Check it out in massive conditions for a long right hander.
The exposed surf beach on the other side of Point Danger is Torquay Point - a super long righthander breaking off Rocky Point in front of the surf club, a favourite of longboarders. Towards the middle of the beach is a left hand beach break called Drainos.
The next beach from Torquay is Jan Juc, set at the bottom of limestone cliffs Its exposed to South swells and the beach breaks have more power than at Torquay Surf Beach. Suitable for beginners when smaller, but only for intermediate surfers when it gets to chest high and above. Breaking in front of the shallow ledge at the Western End of Jan Juc is Bird Rock, a fast barrelling right hander.
About 5km West of Torquay, the world famous Bells Beach is known for a set of classic reef breaks which hold some of the biggest waves in Victoria with huge open water faces which just keep on going. Every Easter when the big swells appear, Pros from all over the world converge here for the Bells Beach Classic (Now Rip Curl Pro) the longest running surf comp event. The area is impressive with cliffs forming a natural amphitheater from where you can watch the performance. Deep water sets, strong rips and the high level of surfing means that only experienced surfers should paddle out.
Fun Fact: Bells Beach is where Bodhi paddled out to meet the 100 year. storm in Point Break.