Below are the last 80 forum topics posted on the GlobalSurfers message board.

Posting a new Topic:

You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.

You don't need to register
to post a new question or answer excisting ones

Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school.
Go to and list your business there for free.


The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 17 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!


Topic: Live & surf - Melbourne

Views: 2815

replies: 4



Posted in

Australia Australia


Live & surf - Melbourne

« on: May 01 2008 13:05:00 »

I am going to be transferred to Melbourne in the next few months... Where is the best place to live, close to a decent surf spot, that is still within daily commutable distances to the city?

Thanks for the help!



RE: Live & surf - Melbourne

« Reply #1 on: May 07 2008 00:05:00 »

to be honest nowhere. if you gonna be working in the city centre its might make it a bit tricky. from the city centre, its about 80 mins to torqauy, 2 hours to philip island and about 90 mins to the mornington penninsula. in your case i would recommend living somewhere in the west of melbourne or inner south. Williamstown is the nicest spot in the west suburbs, and you could get down to bells etc in about 75-80 mins on weekends. you could also get up at 4:30 once a week and make it down for a quickie before work too.

you could also live in torquay, but the daily commute would probably defeat that purpose!



RE: Live & surf - Melbourne

« Reply #2 on: October 08 2009 20:10:00 »

i also am being transferred to melbourne and trying to find a compromise between my office and my surfing.  probably office will be downtown, so we are thinking about south melbourne and hitting the peninsula, even though the surf looks to be better on the west side.  if we lived in cheltenham or somewhere near there, how long would it realistically take to get to the peninsula at 6am or so? and is cheltenham okay, or is it a bit grungy?



RE: Live & surf - Melbourne

« Reply #3 on: October 24 2009 15:10:00 »

Imo,if coming to sunny Melb?

move into an araea around StKilda/Sth Melb.
Theses burbs are a bit funkier and the city commute is about 10 mins.
You would be central to all of the surf districts but really close to none.
Unfortunately to surf means to travel.
Allow about 1.f hours from here to get to just about anywhere

Or view more Australia surf / travel topics here

Looking for surf spots in Australia ?

surf atlas