When it comes to surfing towns around Australia, Torquay is by far one of the most historical and most typical of Australian culture.
Situated in the southwest area of Victoria, Torquay has its own culture and own surfing lifestyle, making it a must see place for any surf lover.
With a plethora of surf beaches to choose form Torquay also boasts some of the worlds greatest waves and beach breaks.
Jan Juc, Winki Pop and Torquay main beach are all top class breaks, but none of them compare to the right-hander wave produced at Bells Beach.
Bells is one of Australia’s greatest beaches and boasts a rich and culture filled history.
Every year around Easter time, Torquay makes way to the annual surfing event at Bells Beach, the Rip Curl Pro.
As part of the APT Pro Surfing Tour, Bells Beach welcomes a massive list of world-class surfers, and a bunch of global tourists who travel to the shores for the event.
The Rip Curl Pro has a lot of history too, with the event being the longest running on the pro tour and highly regarded as one of the most satisfying to win.
Apart form surfing and heading to the beach, Torquay also has some great scenic locations.
On of these is The Sands, a new estate with breathtaking views of the ocean and some of the state best golf courses.
There is also a bunch of shopping to be had with many surf brands seconds’ factories in the area.