The Top Ten Surf Spots In Australia

The Top Ten Surf Spots In Australia

Image Jake Paterson by John Respondek

The team at 18 Seconds Magazine and We Are Feel Good Inc.'s Co-Founder and Ex Professional Surfer Jake Paterson have put their heads together to create a list of Australia's Best Surf Spots, and it's a cracker, but the jury is out on the 10th spot, and we need your help...

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Our Top 10;

  1. Rabbit Hill, WA.
  2. D Bah Wall, NSW.
  3. Angourie, NSW.
  4. Bells Beach, Vic.
  5. Cactus, SA.
  6. Whale Beach, NSW.
  7. York Peninsula, SA.
  8. Bears Bommie, WA.
  9. South Straddie. QLD.
  10. We’re putting this one to a vote – head to @18secondsmagazine to have your say!

 And here’s a little more detail on our favourite Australian breaks…


1.Rabbit Hill, WA

Rabbit Hill in the Yallingup area is an exposed beach break, generally bosting a steep take-off and fast barrel section.

Wind: E

Tide: Mid

Swell: SW

Image 1. Jay Davies by Wyatt Davies

Image 2. Taj Burrow by John Respondek


2. D Bah Wall, NSW 

Located on the QLD/ NSW border this beach is a surfer’s playground! A perfect NSW surf beach - with bank dependent beachies and a consistent right peeling off the wall.

Wind: W, SW

Tide: Mid to high

Swell: S, SE

Images 18 Seconds Magazine


3. Angourie, NSW

Angourie is a small coastal town located 5 km south of Yamba, at the northern tip of Yuraygir National Park.

Angourie, Turners, is a rippable wave in all conditions, small, sizey onshore or offshore!

Wind SW

Swell direction ENE- NE

Tide: All

Image Lachlan Ross


4. Bells Beach, Vic

Perhaps one of Australia’s most famous breaks, Bells Beach, Torquay Victoria, the home of Australian Surfing and host to one of the Word Surfing Leaugues’s World Tour Stops.

“A classic and consistent right point that breaks on almost any tide, any wind and any decent swell from SE-SW. It’s a long wave broken into 3 sections (which may just link up in huge swells), starting outside at Rincon, leading into Bell's Bowl and finishing in the beach shore-break. Power is always associated with this wave and few escape the flogging of an outside set on the head and gruelling paddle outs as it grows beyond double overhead.” Magic Seaweed

Wind: N, NW

Tide: High for Rincon, low for The Bowl

Swell Direction: S

Image Taj Burrows by –


5. Cactus, SA

An exposed left-hand reef break that usually offers an easy entry with a nice little barreling section.

Wind: NE

Tide: Mid Tide

Swell: SW


6. Whale Beach, NSW

 A fun beachie that relies on sandbanks.

Wind: N

Tide: Mid

Swell: E

Image Coastal Watch


7. York Peninsula, SA

The York Peninsula is littered with epic beachies and reef breaks to suit all levels of surfing (swell dependent).

Conditions for the National Park;

Wind: NE

Tide: Low to mid

Swell: Location dependant


8. Bears Bommie, WA

Located on the South Coast of Western Australia & known as 'Big Wave Dave's' spot.

Wind: Light NE

Tide: Low

Swell: Anything over 2.5 m, it can handle up to about 5 m.


9. South Straddie, QLD

South Stradbroke on the Gold Coast is an exposed beach break that has pretty fun & consistent beach breaks. Rip-able walls and A-frame beaky barrels.

Wind: West.

Tide: All.

Swell Direction: East.

Image 18 Seconds Magazine


10. We’re putting this one to a vote – head to @18secondsmagazine to have your say!


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