Torquay, Melbourne

Surfing Torquay, Australia

Here at Great Ocean Road Surf Tours, we offer epic surf lessons, excursions and trips along Southern Victoria’s beautiful coastline. Our surf spots stretch 350km along the Great Ocean Road, and we welcome surfers of all abilities including beginner, novice and intermediate surfers to come to test out our waters! Our wealth of surf knowledge and expertise help improve your skill set, make you feel comfortable in the water and advance in the big old world of surfing!

Location by Great Ocean Road Surf Tours

Packages at this location

One Day Surf Tour Surfing

This one-day surf class is perfect for novices who are itching to try their hand at this exhilarating sport or for beginners who’d like to improve their technique. The tour heads to some of the best beaches along the Great Ocean Road, on the hunt for the perfect wave!

09:15am
Arrive at Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ in Torquay.

9:30am
Journey down the Great Ocean Road for a full day of surfing.

10:15am
Start your morning surf lessons and coaching sessions.

12:15pm
Enjoy lunch on the beach.

12:45pm
Afternoon surf and coaching sessions.

2:45pm
Leave the beach and head to the famous Bells Beach.

2:45pm
Head back to Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ for afternoon snacks.

Year round.

This tour includes the use of all surf school equipment (including boards and wetsuits), transfers from Torquay, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch on the beach. Participants also enjoy discounted VIP shopping treatment at Surf City in Torquay and discounted entry to SurfWorld Surf Museum.

Intermediate and Advanced Coaching Surfing

If you’re already an avid surfer and are looking to improve your game and up your skill set then this is the package for you. On this theory based session our advanced Level 2 surf instructors will improve your surfing by using video analysis to help correct your technique, confidence, speed, flow and manoeuvres.

07:45am
Pick up.

09:00am
Arrive at the Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ in Torquay where we’ll have a discussion on the theory behind surfing and discuss your goals. 

09:30am
Head down to the beach!

10:00am
Have a filmed coaching lesson on the beach.
12:30pm
Head back to the surf shop and review your surfing footage with your coach who’ll analyse your work.

01:00pm
Break for lunch.

01:30pm
Use your free time to visit Surf World and Surf City.

04:30pm
Head back to Melbourne.

06:00pm
Arrive back in Melbourne.

Year round.

This tour includes the use of all surf school equipment (including boards and wetsuits), transfers from Torquay (and Melbourne), video analysis, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch on the beach. Participants also enjoy discounted VIP shopping treatment at Surf City in Torquay, discounted entry to SurfWorld Surf Museum and a surfing show bag.

One Day Surf Tour Surfing


This one-day surf school is perfect for those new to the sport, itching to get a taste for riding waves! The day will be spent searching for the best breaks along the coast (stopping off at Bells Beach; one of the most iconic surfing beaches on the south coast) avoiding the crowds, and learning the theory behind the sport. Our passionate and friendly surfers will have you standing up on the board in no time and build your confidence in the water throughout the day.

07:45am
Pick up.

09:00am
Arrive at Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ in Torquay for refreshments.

09:30am
Journey down to the Great Ocean Road for a full day of surfing.

10:15am
Start morning surf lesson and coaching session.
12:15pm
Lunch on the beach.

12:45pm
Afternoon surf and coaching session.

2:45pm
Leave beach and head to Bells Beach.

3:15pm
Arrive at Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ for afternoon snacks.

3:30pm
Surf City shopping experience (enjoy discounted entry to Surf Wold Surf Museum).

4:30pm
Head back to Melbourne.

6:00pm
Arrive in Melbourne.

Year round.

This tour includes use of all surf school equipment (including boards and wetsuits), transfers form Melbourne, afternoon refreshments and lunch on the beach. Participants also enjoy discounted VIP shopping treatment at Surf City in Torquay and discounted entry to SurfWorld Surf Museum.

5 Days Surf n’ See Tour Surfing

This five-day surf tour offers the opportunity to extend your surf school experience and is perfect for those who have a little more time in the city. While most of the days of this tour are dedicated entirely to surfing, you’ll also enjoy a day of sightseeing along the Great Ocean road including a stop at the 12 Apostles! This tour is suitable for beginners, and intermediate surfers alike as our passionate guides will help build your confidence in the water, improve your skill set and spill their surfing secrets.

This tour includes accommodation in our private Torquay cabin, located right in the heart of town and just a stone's throw from Surf City Plaza (Torquay’s popular surf shop district). The cabin features dormitory style rooms and sleeps six people in total. Where possible, we try to keep the dorms uni-sex, but we can’t guarantee this.

The below itinerary is repeated.

07:45am
Pick up from Melbourne (outside the World Trade Centre).

09:00am
Arrive at Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ in Torquay for refreshments.

09:30am
Journey down to the Great Ocean Road for a full day of surfing.

10:15am
Start morning surf lesson and coaching session.

12:15pm
Lunch on the beach.

12:45pm
Afternoon surf and coaching session.

2:45pm
Leave beach and head to Bells Beach.

3:15pm
Arrive at Great Ocean Road Surf Tours HQ for afternoon snacks.

3:30pm
Surf City shopping experience (enjoy discounted entry to Surf Wold Surf Museum).

4:30pm
Head to your overnight accomodation.

Year round.

This tour includes the use of all surf school equipment (including boards and wetsuits), transfers from Melbourne, accommodation, afternoon refreshments and lunch on the beach. Participants also enjoy discounted VIP shopping treatment at Surf City in Torquay, discounted entry to SurfWorld Surf Museum and a Great Ocean Road sightseeing tour.

About the location

Accommodation

Those on a multi-day surf trip from our Torquay offices will have the luxury of staying in our private cabin, located right in the heart of town and just a stone's throw from Surf City Plaza (Torquay’s popular surf shop district). The cabin features dormitory style accommodation and sleeps six people and includes fresh linens and towels. Where possible, we try to keep the dorms uni-sex, but we can’t guarantee this.

Location

Torquay sits on the south coast of Victoria, just an hours drive south of Melbourne, and is considered to be the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. This pretty little coastal town has a rich surfing history and surfers travel far and wide to experience one of the coasts many excellent surf breaks. As such, it’s the perfect destination for a locally run surf school! Our surf spots stretch across.

Food

Guests staying at our Torquay cabin enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning (cornflakes, muesli, tea and coffee). We also provide snacks throughout the day, lunch on the beach and have a wealth of popular restaurant recommendations for dinner in Torquay.

Activities

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours specialises in surf lessons however we can organise an array of excursions including swimming with dolphins and seals and Great Ocean Road sightseeing tours.

Amenities

  • Photographer

  • Spot Transfer

  • Lessons

  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Excursions

  • Daytrips

accommodation Overview

Private Cabin

Beds: 6

Our private cabin is located right in the heart of town and just a stone's throw from Surf City Plaza (Torquay’s popular surf shop district). The cabin features dormitory style accommodation, sleeps six people and includes fresh linens and towels. Where possible we try to keep the dorms uni-sex but we can’t guarantee this. Cost is included in multi-day packages.