The majority of Australia's population can be found spread along the Eastern coast, and it is no wonder why with the amazing beaches found the entire length. Around the population hubs waves can get occasionally crowded, but a secluded break is always not far away. The home of World Surfaris, the East Coast of Australia has a welcoming surfer culture.
With consistent swell able to be found from the Southern tip all the way up to the Great Barrier Reef. No matter where you end up along the coast, you will be able to find a good wave if you ask the locals. Picking up swell off the Pacific ocean, offshore low pressure systems will regularly provide larger waves.
The vast majority of Australia's population is found along the Eastern Coast, and so there is always somewhere to stay not far from the beach. More popular spots will usually attract a crowd, but a local guide can always show you a hidden gem. You might want to pack a steamer for the colder months if you are going to be heading south, but in the Northern states, you can get by in board shorts and bikinis for most of the year.
Late Summer to Mid Winter provide the most consistent waves, but can good surf can be found all year round.
South Easterly Offshore winds are favourable.