There are top-quality surf breaks all around Western Australia, many of them in marine parks or off the coast of our other parks, including Ngari Capes Marine Park in the Margaret River Region, one of the world's top surfing destinations. The same truth applies to them all and to all surf sports: stand-up surfers, bodyboarders, kite surfers, kneeboarders, SUPers (stand up padddle boarders), surfskiiers, kayakers and windsurfers, even bodysurfers - don't go into the surf unless you know what you're doing and (although it really should go without saying) can swim confidently in the surf.
For those with good skills but unfamilar with the breaks: speak to other surfers at the beach, ask at surf shops and follow surf etiquette for the safety and enjoyment of all those vying for the same waves.
All others: take lessons or just enjoy watching. While we can all easily appreciate the physical skills of those at the top of the sports and the risks of big wave surfing, what's less apparent is the know-how required to interpret all sorts of information so that you know the right time to go to each spot, the right waves to catch and how to assess the risk at any spot under any conditions, even at what may appear to be the gentlest of breaks.
Clubs, schools and events
A note for tow-in surfers
Tow-in surfers should check with the Department of Transport for regulations.