The surf's always up in Western Australia. Famous for its quality and variety, Western Australia's 12,000 kilometres of coastline makes it the perfect frontier for surfing holidays. Plenty of reefs, beaches and point breaks - take your pick.
The undisputed surf capital of Western Australia, Margaret River is home to a huge array of challenging and powerful waves over 40 scenic kilometres of coastline - not to mention local surf stars Taj Burrow and Jake Patterson. Surfer's Point, which hosts the Margaret River Pro, offers powerful ground swells and first-class waves.
There are countless awesome breaks on offer at Ningaloo Reef, which was home to the Billabong Super Challenge events in the mid-90s. Offers some of the most spectacular and secluded surf spots in Western Australia.
Ocean Beach in Denmark is the perfect place to learn the surfing basics, with long, rolling waves and a gentle rip that guides surfers out to the breaking waves. A local surf school is on hand to help master your technique.
Esperance is one of the world's best-kept surfing secrets. Here, the ocean is filled with hundreds of islands and reefs breaking on the horizon. For an adventure, try to find Cyclops - hailed as the most hyped and least surfed wave in the world.
Around an hour north of Perth, discover stellar surf conditions for all levels. Intermediate grommets will love Eddie Island and Backbeach in Lancelin, while the isolated Alkimos beach in Yanchep suits the pros.
Geraldton's pristine and unpopulated waters are teeming with surf breaks to suit everyone, from novices to pros. Mahomet's Back Beach offers consistently good surf in summer while Sunset Beach has a pumping swell in winter.
16 kilometres off the coast, Rottnest Island offers several extraordinary reef breaks, the most famous of which is Strickland Bay.
Jake's Point in Kalbarri is a picturesque surf beach that serves up some of Australia's most powerful left-handers.
Sandwiched between the seaside towns of Rockingham and Mandurah is a stretch of coastline that's home to consistent rolling surf. Try pristine Singleton, Golden Bay or Secret Harbour beaches.
There's plenty of surfing action to be found close to the city. For Perth's most popular waves, try Scarborough, Trigg, Watermans, City Beach, Floreat or Cottesloe, where towering Norfolk pines line boulevards buzzing with cafes and pubs.
For more information on surfing in Western Australia, visit www.surfingwa.com.au