Surfing Scarborough

Surfing Scarborough


Scarborough is a white sand, turquoise water beach popular with locals and tourist for its happening beachside scene.
Updated: May 2 2022

Scarborough Surf Spots

Situated further North than neighbouring Cottesloe, Scarborough gets more SW swell exposure than neighbouring Cottesloe. During Winter the main beach at Scarbs can turn on with small rippable waves but most of the time they will be closing out. If it gets too crowded, you can venture down to Brighton beach which is usually quieter.

Further North, Trigg beach is probably the best of the Perth metro surf breaks. It has consistent beach break waves and on the right side is Trigg Point a long right hander breaking over rocks and sand. Since there aren't many other waves around, this spot can get super "heated" when it's good.

A short drive North from Triggs is Mettam's pool where the reefs form a natural lagoon. The wave breaks over the reef and is best during Winter as it is mostly be flat in Summer.

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Mettams Pool, Western Australia, Australia
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Brighton Beach, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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W Coast Dr, Trigg WA 6029, Australia
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Trigg Beach, Western Australia, Australia
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Scarborough Beach, Western Australia, Australia
Scarborough Beach Surfing

Misadventures Of Aronski

Another Trigg Perfect Day

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Surfing Scarborough

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Scarborough Surf Shops

Cordingley's on the Esplanade is Perth's oldest surf shop established in 1962 and carries a wide range boards and accessories. Check out Soul Boardstore also on the Esplanade for nose riders, fishes and retro shapes.

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21 Scarborough Beach Rd, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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Shop 4/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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203 W Coast Hwy, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia

Scarborough Surf Lessons / Schools

Two schools operate in the area - the Scarborough beach surf school and Gosurf Perth.

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The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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Brighton Beach Perth, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia

Scarborough Surf Hire / Rental

Soul Boardstore has some sticks to hire. You can also arrange to hire surf gear with the 2 surf schools in the area.

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The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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Brighton Beach Perth, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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203 W Coast Hwy, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia

Apres Surf

Scarborough is one of Perth's most popular beaches and there is a well developed esplanade with an outdoor heated public pool, a shaded amphitheatre leading down to the sand and Sunset Hill the large grassy area ideal for picnics and chilling. Groms young and old can drop in at the Snake Pit skate bowl located on the esplanade.

Tjunta Trail is an exploratory walk along the esplanade based on an Aboriginal dream time sotry which takes you to different installations. At the beginning of the trail, kids will love Whale playground, a set of climbing structures, play equipment and swings modelled after the remains of a whale.

Every Thursday evening in Summer, the Scarborough Sunset Markets hosts a number of food trucks, artisan retailers and second hand stalls. There are also live music performances at the amphitheatre and DJs spinning tunes at the Snake Pit skate bowl.

Best places for a surf check coffee would be Canteen in Trigg and Yelo with the ocean views. For fish and chips by the sea head to the old school Peter's By the Sea and Trigg Canteen.

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171 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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331 W Coast Dr, Trigg WA 6029, Australia
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150 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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364 W Coast Dr, Trigg WA 6029, Australia
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Unit 4a/6 Scarborough Beach Rd, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia
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Scarborough WA 6019, Australia

Perth Surf Areas

Fremantle is a port city in Perth which has surfable white sand beaches protected from big swells by outer reefs.
Cottesloe is one of Perth's most popular beaches with waves breaking off the iconic groyne and a set of reef breaks in the area.
Pristine natural environment and world class surf breaks on the South coast of Western Australia.