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Surf’s up, guaranteed. Johanna Beach is a back-up location for the Rip Curl Pro surfing comp (16-25 April) in case Bells Beach is dead flat. As the tournament’s website says, ‘If there is any swell in the Southern Ocean, Johanna will pick it up. If the sand banks are in great shape, you can get some of the best beachbreak waves in the world out there.’ The open grassy space behind the beach is the Great Ocean Road’s greatest free campground.