With increased life expectancy and healthier lifestyles becoming more commonplace, learning to surf when you’re older is a smart decision. Surfing is not a sport exclusive to the young, athletic, and tanned. It’s enjoyed by men and women of all ages and is not an activity that needs to be learned as a child. As we age, it is vital to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. You’re never too old to enjoy riding waves.
Is it ever too late to start surfing? No. Can you learn to surf in you 60s? Sure. Because you only discover the true meaning of life when you catch your first wave and ride it to the beach. You’re not too old to learn something new. You’re not too old to take chances and create goals. Surfing can help keep you young and help you feel alive. Surfing is about finding yourself and losing yourself at the same time. Western Australia is perfectly made to be explored by apprentices. There’s plenty of coastline in Australia, but not all of it is lined with towering forests and limestone caves.
One thing Australia has in abundance is coastline, and with that comes waves. Western Australia is known for its amazing surf. There is a large surf community of older surfers. Surfing is a great excuse to meet up with friends and have “board meetings” in the ocean. Up and down the coast you’ll find quality break.Though there are plenty of places to catch the waves, Healey’s favorite is unequivocally the Margaret River.
If you just want to watch and marvel at the skill and grace of surfers, there are several spots along the coast where you can pull up a piece of lawn or a patch of sand and enjoy the view. Ranging from short to long stay, they cover a variety of destinations and experiences ensuring there’s something for everyone.
The Margaret River itself is the main spot, it’s a world-famous wave. When it’s small, it can be pretty damn user-friendly. When it gets bigger, it gets more challenging. At the same time, it’s not untouchable. If it’s a big day, it’s awe-inspiring to watch surfers on those big waves. On a windy day, when it’s blowing in the right direction, there will also be kite surfers and windsurfers enjoying themselves. It’s pretty impressive!
Aside from karri forests, family owned wineries, fields of wildflowers, active wildlife, adventure activities, delicious food, friendly locals, and untouched beaches, Margaret River is one of the best places in the world to find an unridden, perfect wave.
There is a popular perception that summer is the best time for surfing in Margaret River. But that can be argued; it is certainly the most crowded time with the best temperatures, but winter is less crowded and the quality of the waves are said to be better.
Surfers of all stripes can find a ride in this southwestern corner of Australia, which has over 75 spots, from gentle beach surf to giant reef breaks.A large part of the appeal of the area, however, is its natural beauty and easy lifestyle. On shore are forests full of some of the world’s tallest hardwood trees and limestone caves with some of the longest stalactites on the planet.
At the right time of year (September-November), you are also likely to see whales, and at any time of year you may see dolphins surfing alongside their human counterparts, showing them just how it’s done. You should definitely check out some day trip and road trip itineraries to help inspire and plan your holiday in Western Australia.