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Margaret River
Margaret River
Known internationally as one of the best ‘big wave’ locations on the planet, Margaret River surf is on a par with Hawaii. There are more than 40 powerful reef breaks and fun beach breaks to choose from here, including Surfer's Point, the stage for the annual Margaret River Pro. Check out Margaret River.

Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef
World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef isn’t just famous for its biodiversity beneath the waves. You’ll find some of the most spectacular and secluded breaks here, including Gnaraloo’s Tombstones and Red Bluff, and Exmouth surf spots ‘The Bombie’ and Surfers Beach. See more about Ningaloo Reef.

Denmark
Denmark
Where the forest meets the sea, Ocean Beach in Denmark is one of the best places 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 you master your technique. Discover Denmark.

Esperance
Esperance
In its string of white-sand beaches and untouched islands you’ll find some of the world's best-kept surfing secrets. Head for West Beach, Fourth Beach and Observatory Beach, or go in search of the Cyclops – hailed as the most hyped and least surfed wave in the world. Explore Esperance.

Lancelin
Lancelin
Test your skill in stellar surf conditions in Lancelin at Eddie Island and Back Beach. With its world-class wind and wave conditions, Lancelin is also a windsurfing hotspot and hosts Australia's biggest windsurfing event. Check out Lancelin.

Geraldton
Geraldton
The favourite playground for Western Australia’s water sports enthusiast, and crowned the windsurfing capital of WA, Geraldton boasts some of the best surf breaks too. Try Mahomet's Back Beach in summer and Sunset Beach in the winter. Learn more about Geraldton.

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island
Perth’s island playground, located just 16 kilometres off the coast, has some excellent surf spots, including Strickland Bay – ranked among the world’s top 50 surf breaks. Rottnest is a car-free Class A reserve just a short ferry ride from the city. Plan your day surfing Rottnest Island.

Kalbarri
Kalbarri
Where the rugged outback meets the Indian Ocean you’ll find some of Australia's most powerful left-handers. Head for Jake's Point, a picturesque surf beach set against the backdrop of Kalbarri’s 400-million-year-old coastal rock formations. Take a closer look at Kalbarri.

Rockingham and Mandurah
Rockingham and Mandurah
Between the vibrant coastal city of Mandurah and the pristine islands and reefs of Rockingham’s Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, you’ll find a stretch of coastline with consistent rolling surf. Check out the beaches of Singleton, Golden Bay or Secret Harbour near Rockingham and Mandurah.

Perth Beaches
Perth Beaches
Among Perth’s 19 glorious white-sand beaches are some of the most popular surf spots in Western Australia. Hit the waves at Scarborough, Trigg, Watermans, City Beach, Floreat or the iconic Cottesloe – one of the best ways to enjoy some of the 3,000 hours of sunshine that bathes Australia’s sunniest capital city. See more about Perth.

more Top 10 lists

Check out other Top 10 lists of things to do in Western Australia.