Australia is the only island continent on the planet, and within those two descriptive words are clues to this prolific surfing location. As an island it is surrounded by no less than three oceans, and four major seas, while as a continent it represents a surfable coastline of epic proportions. 90% of the population live in the narrow coastal zone and a high percentage consider themselves surfers, creating a nation where surf culture is mainstream. Australia offers an unrivalled diversity and quantity of waves, in a range of environments from tropical to trembling cold.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.