This Easter why not join the hordes of surfers and head to Melbourne to watch (or take part!) in the 53rd annual Rip Curl Pro competition.
The journey to Melbourne for this weekend has become something of a pilgrimage for many, as the world's elite surfers vie for the title, so why not organise a rental car in Melbourne so you can make it easy to check out the action?
Located at beautiful Bells Beach in the Australian home of surfing Torquay, this competition is sure to be full of enough action-packed thrills and spills to please anyone. The beach itself is known for its booming swells and spectators are sure to enjoy the effects of the natural amphitheatre, with undisturbed views of the competition.
Here, stunning red clay cliffs drop steeply into the strong and powerful Great Southern Ocean. It's no wonder this competition is sought after! However, only one winner will take home the trophy and be able to ring the prized bell on the last day of the competition.
Winners include the sport's best, so keep an eye out for any history makers. Surfing greats Mick Fanning, Layne Beachley, Tom Curren and Carissa Moore can count themselves among the winners of this competition.
The Rip Curl Pro is the only professional sporting event allowed to be held on Easter Friday in the entire country, so if you're a sports buff you'll no doubt want to get down amongst the action.
Bring the family, too. Even if they are not keen to watch the action in the ocean, there are plenty of on-land activities to keep them busy, such as the famous Bells contest site, famous parties and the hospitality offered by many local pubs.
All of these factors together combine to create an atmosphere you would struggle to match anywhere else in the world.