Surfing Fremantle

Fremantle is a port city in Perth which has surfable white sand beaches protected from big swells by outer reefs.

Updated: Oct 10 2022

Fremantle Surf Spots

Surf conditions in Fremantle are mainly affected by the outer reef system extending from Rottnest island down to the city's South. This shallow reef system blocks most of the Westerly and South Westerly Indian ocean swells tempering it into much smaller surf. Summer usually means small surf which is good for learners. Its possible to score good waves in Winter, but you will need everything to line up and experience to know which spots are working.

Leighton Beach

Leighton Beach in North Fremantle gets the most swell around here and the beach breaks are popular with beginners. There is an established surf school here to help people onto their first wave. The circular grassy area behind the dunes is well equipped with BBQ and recreational facilities for a nice day at the beach.

Sandtracks / Sandtrax

South from Leighton, Sandtrax located in the Southern corner of Port beach is a left point breaking over sand. It works in bigger swells and is protected from Southerly winds by the rock wall. You can also check further up Port beach for workable beach breaks.

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Fun Morning Surf Session At Leighton Beach

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Port Beach Surfing

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Fremantle Surf Lessons / Schools

Gosurf provides surf lessons at Leighton beach.

Go Surf Leighton Beach
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Fremantle Surf Hire / Rentals

You can arrange to hire soft tops with the GOsurf surf school and pick up your rentals from their van at Leighton beach.

Go Surf Leighton Beach
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Fremantle Surf Shops

Fremantle has a range of surf shops from surf boutiques to traditional surf shops. Three Stories is a retro surfing lifestyle store with curated surfcraft, fashion and wares spread over 3 levels. SOS Surf stocks gear for surfing, paddleboarding and kitesurfing.

Coastal Life
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Three Stories
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SOS Surf Co.
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Things to do in Fremantle

Fremantle can be a good base for surf trips to Perth. The city has lots fo accomodation options, is a dining hub with a vibrant night life. Its also a short road trip to the coastal towns down South like Yallingup and Margaret River which receive the raw unbridled power of the Indian Ocean.

The Orange Box at Leightons is a cafe / takeaway which opens early in the morning for that needed pre-surf caffeine hit.

Can't miss the fish & chips on Fisherman's Wharf from either Cicerellos or Kailis. Its worth checking out the collection of used surfcraft adorning the walls and ceilings at Cicerellos. They each have bite marks from close encounters with the sharkier kind.

The Fremantle Markets is a lively institution with small stores, buskers and street food vendors.

The original Little Creatures micro brewery is a great place to sample their collection of freshly made brews and have a bite to eat.

Rodney's Bait & Tackle is a local favourite nautical themed neighbourhood bar that pays homage to Fremantle's fishing history. Home to the famous Friday Night Fish Raffle! where punters try their chance at winning anything from Snappers to Red Emperors.

From Fremantle you can also take a ferry to Rottnest Island, a popular holiday spot which is known for their reef breaks.

The Orange Box
Little Creatures Brewery
Fremantle Markets
Kailis Fish Market Cafe
Rodney's Bait n Tackle
Cicerello's Fremantle

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