Surf in Byron Bay
“An amazing coastline, stunning beaches, a beautiful hinterland, nice people, great food and lifestyle, a tranquil vibe, … a real paradise!” – Unknown
Byron Bay beaches and surf
The first Byron Bay tourists were certainly surfers searching for the great breaks off points like The Pass and Broken Head.
Byron Bay, with a great selection of world class breaks, is a surfing mecca.
Surf in Byron Bay or learn to surf
If you’re a keen surfer or want to learn how to surf, then we highly recommend the surf school Surfing Byron Bay. This is a reliable and professional school located in Byron Bay. They can provide information on where to find the best waves and if you’re in need of a temporary board you’ll find places where you can hire them easily.
Byron Bay surf beaches
Watego’s Beach Byron Bay
This beach is just around from Little Watego’s, directly north of the lighthouse. It is accessible by car or by foot from the track to the lighthouse. Watego’s Beach is a favourite for the long boarders although it’s not the best beach for body-surfing due to the gentle slope and two sections of sand. It is also a great family beach; there is a shady picnic area and you’ll find free barbecue facilities, showers and toilets.
Clarkes Beach to Main Beach
This area of long beach leads from The Pass all the way to the main car park in town. This is the best beach for learning to surf or go body-surfing. There are many uncrowded spots with varying steepness of take off.
Tallow Beach Byron Bay
Tallow Beach is on the south side of the lighthouse, near the neighbourhood of Suffolk Park. It’s a long and open beach for the experienced surfer. If there aren’t waves anywhere else, there will be some at Tallow Beach. There is a strong rip that travels out along the rocks by the lighthouse which surfers use to get out quickly. The rip tide at Tallow Beach can be dangerous and not suitable for beginners.
The Pass Byron Bay
The Pass, at the end of Clark’s Beach, is certainly the most well known wave with a great variety on the one ride. At the point, expect a steep take off and a hollow ride as it breaks past the rocks.
The Wreck to Belongil Beach Byron Bay
There are several wrecks near the main beach car park, one directly off from the car park is one of the best snorkelling spots around with the wreck creating an artificial reef. The wreck is the remains of the Wollongbar, which was washed aground from the old Byron Bay jetty during the 1920s. You can still see the remains of the wreck sticking out above the waves.
Check the surf conditions in Byron Bay with Coastal Watch Byron Bay Surf Cam & Surf Report.