The Bells Beach Surfing Classic held annually in Victoria and is a professional surfing competition that attracts visitors to Bells Beach every Easter.
Commonly known as the “Rip Curl Pro” this event is the longest running professional surfing contest in the world and is one of the best competitions on the pro circuit due to the giant swells produced by the Southern Ocean.
Bells Beach Surfing Classic 2019 Dates, Rip Curl Pro Competition
There are plenty of activities for visitors to engage in, both at sea and on sand. The popular Bells contest site draws visitors in their numbers as there is a natural amphitheatre created by the dunes which give spectators a great view of the competition.
For those who simply want to relax, the scenic view of the hanging red cliffs against the turquoise blue waters of the ocean makes a magnificent background in which to unwind and enjoy the sun and sea.
Facilities available on location include a kiosk and a first aid centre. There are also toilets and showers located nearby and parking spaces. Though, travellers should arrive early to get a parking spot as they will fill up fast.
Alternatively, there will be a free shuttle bus leaving every half hour from 9.30am at the Rip Curl store in Torquay and travelling through Jan Juc and on to Bells Beach. Stops will include Peppers The Sands Resort, Wyndham Resort Torquay, Front Beach Café, Bells Street Art Gallery and Bird Rock Café.
Tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth at the event on the day. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the event.