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Byron Bay

To take a surf holiday in Byron Bay is to find yourself overwhelmed with relaxation. For almost every surfer this is the ultimate Australian beach town, ripe with a chilled out atmosphere, quaint shops and great wave options for surfers of all abilities. The town is situated right on the water and gives those enjoying it a sense that progress has been purposely stopped. If the Gold Coast is at one end of the spectrum, full of its maddening crowds Bryon is at the opposite end.

The town’s most famous landmark is undoubtedly the lighthouse, which offers a unique perspective on the entire coastline, which is on the most easterly tip of Australia. Getting to it involves a beautiful walk through coastal forest where you’ll be rewarded by panoramic views of an ocean teaming with humpback whales and resident dolphins.

The area has a great selection of Byron Bay Surf camps and schools. Accommodation options range from luxury resorts and boutique hotels to apartments and surf camps, so whatever surf holidays in Byron Bay you are looking for your needs will be met!

Once you’ve finished your activities for the day, be it surfing or otherwise, you can relax in any number of beach side cafes that overlook the picturesque bay. When the drinks progress to the next level you’ll be rewarded with a buzzing nightlife full of both international and local artists. Wake up and wash off the night before with a warm water surf on the bays famously long right hand point break.
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There are so many extra curricular options on offer you almost hope for the surf to go flat. You can choose from an incredible wealth of national parks to enjoy, hot air ballooning, kayaking to the nearby island and scuba diving for those who want to enjoy the underwater world of the town’s national marine park.
Byron Bay is In the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, just off the Pacific Highway just 90kms south of the Gold Coast.

Flying
Most flights to the region arrive at the The Gold Coast Airport which is located in Coolangatta QLD (45 mins North). There are a couple smaller regional airports located in Ballina (30 mins South) and Lismore (50 mins West).

Driving
If you take regular breaks, Byron Bay is about a 9 hour drive from Sydney and about 2 hour drive from Brisbane.

Buses
Coach travel to Byron Bay is a cost effective way to travel with buses arriving regularly at the centrally located Bus Depot.
Here is just a small selection of the best waves to surf in Byron Bay...

The Pass
This is a long right hand point break over a sandy bottom that can run for almost 500m on a good day. Expect your legs to burning. It performs best on an east or south swell regardless of how big it might be because the structure of the bay ensures it’s sheltered. So when it’s too big everywhere,

The Pass is where all the locals head because it gets clean on a south wind that is pervasive throughout the year. It works on all tides, with the lower tide being more suited to advanced surfers and the higher tide being better suited to beginners. That said, even on a big day beginners can move down the line up and score some fun little peelers. Watch the crowds though, because it can get busy.

Wategos
This is more of a longboarder’s wave but does offer a few options for short boarders. Like The Pass it like an easterly swell but can still get plenty of waves on a large southerly swell. It’s a long right hand point that can be a little soft in sections but the length of ride is second to none. It’s a slightly older crew the frequent it but that just adds to the mellow vibe of this beautiful wave.

The Wreck
If you move a little further north along the bay you’ll come across one of the more iconic waves in Australia: the Wreck. As the name suggests, a ship wreck marks the start of a right hand sand bottom wave that has plenty of people enjoying it on a variety of surf crafts. It’s a little variable but is great for surfers of all abilities.

Tallows
This break is one of the reasons people rarely leave Bryon because while The Pass is certainly the town’s crown jewel, Tallows gives surfers the option of a wave that works on a north wind that destroys all other surf spots along the coastline. This is thanks to the geography of the bay because where it’s onshore in place it’s always off shore if you’re prepared to make a laid back 5-minute walk. It’s a combination of power packed beach breaks that works on most tides and is ideal for summer conditions.

Come Surf Byron Bay with us…

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