With names like Quiksilver, Rip Curl and more being famous from this home ground turf and a nearby wave to catch at Bells, Torquay is famous for surfwear. If you want to get into some of the hottest brands of surfwear clothing, grab a board and get ready for a wave this is the place to do it. The shopping plaza here fits right in with the beach culture of the area that surrounds, and nearby is even the surfing museum. You have to have a look even if you are not into surfing at these stores, as it it just simply part of Australias summer beach type culture.
What to buy: Rip Curl, Quicksilver clothes, surfwear, surfboards, whatever surfwear takes your fancy, wetties, wax, whatever...
What to pay: Depends on what you buy
Get label gear at discount prices. Great for bargain hunters. Make sure you visit all the outlets though including the ones across the main highway.
What to buy: Discounted surf gear, t-shirts, hoodies, jeans etc.
What to pay: $20- $100
In the centre of Torquay you will find a cluster of shops selling surf gear, called Surf City. The big ones are all here: Rip Curl, Billabong and Quicksilver