Bells Beach

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Bells Beach is an internationally famous surfing beach in Victoria. "Bells" is 71 km south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near the town of Torquay. Nearby beaches include 'southside', 'Centreside', 'Rincon', 'Winki Pop', 'Lowers' and 'Lower Lowers'. Although known internationally as one of the best breaks in Victoria, 'Winki Pop' often works better under more diverse conditions then the other nearby breaks.

The final scene of the film Point Break was set and supposedly filmed at Bells Beach, but the actual beach is a straight stretch, whereas the beach in the film is a cove with pine trees atop a hill.

Surfing competitions at Bells Beach

  • Surf, Dive & Ski Trials
  • Rip Curl Gromsearch National Series (under 17s)
  • Rip Curl Pro World Championship (the world's longest running professional surfing event - since 1973)
  • Easter Surfing Classic

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