Fleurieu Peninsula

This is one region in the south of Adelaide with a diverse landscape and offers vast coastlines with beautiful beaches, rolling Mt Lofty ranges, ancient vineyards and farmland communities.

The middle and south parts of the coast of the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula are a great place for expert surfers. The frequent swells in summer and storms in winter add an extra thrill to the lovers of the board. These different surf conditions offer a variety to the experiences surfers to test their prowess in this hobby, and practice to sharpen the skill as well.

That said, this is an area that has to be approached with caution at all times to avoid any rips. Some parts of this coast are a no go zone since there are not quite safe even for the experienced surfers. Anyone still learning surfing, this is not the best place to do that. The turbulence here is little over the bar for starters.

The best way to get to the Fleurieu Peninsula as you experience other aspects of this magnificent place as well is by a car. The bus and train is also a means that can be used to access the different parts of this region.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals, a place of beauty and a place of escape. The Kangaroo Island is fondly known by the locals are the ‘KI’. There are several things that adorn this magnificent island including dense forests, sand dunes, soaring cliffs and massive arcs of bone white beach.

Kangaroo Island is located about 110 kilometers southwest of Adelaide. It is one great place to surf. The best time to surf here is on the morning especially.  This island is not usually crowded and making it a very peaceful place to surf.

The kangaroo island accommodates every surfer from the beginners to the very experienced surfers. Beginners can paddle their boards in Stokes Bay, Vivonne Bay, and Pennington Bay. For the old-timers in surfing can try out the beach breaks for more difficult waves.

Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s favorite holiday spots. This is a region well known for their cruisy atmosphere and laidback lifestyle. Thinking of swimming, surfing, fishing of a family picnic the Yorke Peninsula is the place to be when in Adelaide.

This gateway place is becoming more and more popular with surfers. Major competitions have been held here in the recent past. There are several spots on the Yorke Peninsula for amateur surfers as well as the experienced lot.

Innes National Park

Innes National Park is approximately 300 km from Adelaide. It is an amazing place to visit – serene, yet full of wildlife, with bushland, rugged cliffs and secluded ocean beaches. It is on the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. The waves here crash on the beaches, and the breeze fills the air with freshness in this National Park. Salt lakes also further inland amongst the malle woodlands.

The heritage and coastal scenery that comes with Innes provides the inhabitants of this region with a variety of activities to do. Bush-walking. Photography, camping, learning the aboriginal and European history as well, fishing and surfing are some of the recreational activities people touring this region would enjoy.

One surfing spot in the Innes National Park is the Chinaman.  This breaks is however potentially dangerous and amateurs are not encouraged to surf in this region. Surfing can only be done in low and medium tide when the north-westerly winds are blowing.

So if you are seeking to surf during your vacation in Adelaide, those are a just a few of the places you can check out for a memorable experience.




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