Phillip Island is a unique, world–class destination, with a proud surfing history dating back to the 1920s and first Surf Life Saving Club established in 1959. The Boardriders Club began in 1963 and held Victoria’s first professional contest that summer.
The Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve recognises that the ‘Island’ is special for its Aboriginal and natural values. All surfers must play a role in protecting these.
PHILLIP ISLAND NATIONAL SURFING RESERVE COMPRISES FOUR AREAS:
- Woolamai - for the ever-changing world-class beach breaks.
- Smiths Beach - for the Island’s premier barreling reef break and the mellower waves where many grommets experience their first wave.
- Summerland - The ‘birthplace’ of Island surfing with iconic reef breaks that work in the largest of swells.
- Cat Bay - for the high quality left and right hand reef breaks that allow surfing when other south-facing Island beaches have onshore winds.
COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP
"And we let it take us Dogga [Graeme] Luke - pioneering Island surfer, 2013
Far from the daily grind
Lifted on a southern swell
To a place called peace of mind"
The Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve community working group comprised representatives from Phillip Island Nature Parks, Bass Coast Shire Council, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Phillip Island Boardriders Club, Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club and the Phillip Island surfing community. The project is proudly supported by San Remo District Financial Services, Ramada Phillip Island and Destination Phillip Island.
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