Off of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, you will find the town of Torquay. Here there is a fun, mellow right reef/point break that rolls over a sand and rock bottom. The waves here are easy to surf while breaking for up to 100 meters. This provides plenty of opportunities to improve your surf skills, cruise on a longboard, or put down some turns. One must be aware that Torquay is a hotspot for crowds in the summer, as hordes of vacationers descend on the town and beach, but fear not, the surf is better in the winter anyway. There are a few other waves in the area, but none as good as the point. There are also opportunities for wind and kite surfing in the area.
What are the best surf conditions for Torquay?
This spot gets good between waist high and double overhead. This spot is best suited to cruising crafts, like longboards, but one can find success on a shortboard on bigger days. Torquay is suitable for all levels of surfers, and best for beginners and intermediate ones looking to improve. The surf here is pretty consistent (6/10), however in summer and over holidays, Torquay will be mobbed (8/10). Winter brings respite from the crowds. The best winds are offshore from the Northwest. A swell from the South, Southeast, or Southwest paired with a low to medium tide will deliver the best waves.
Despite its holiday popularity, the water is chilly here and over summer requires a 3/2 with water temps hitting 16 degrees in February. In winter a 4/3 is recommended as temps drop to a chilly 12 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
100M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Boulders and sand BOTTOM