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Everything you need to know about surfing at Byron Bay, Australia

You can surf in Byron Bay year-round but if you are looking for big consistent waves you should visit in June to August, which is Australia's wintertime. If you prefer warmer waters, the summer is still great for all levels of surfer. If you want to catch a break, the main street offers many bars, restaurants, and shops, or choose of the many other activities such as whale watching, or kayaking with dolphins.

Best time of the year:
all year round

Surf level required:
beginner, intermediate, advanced

Best tide:
High tide

Wave height:
0.5-2.5m / 1.5-8ft

Best swell direction:
North/East

Seafloor:
Sandy bottom

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Byron Bay is one of the most iconic surfing destinations in Australia with spots suitable for all skill levels.

The best time to surf in Byron Bay is between March and May.

The Pass, Wategos Beach, and Tallow Beach are some popular surf spots.

A wetsuit is not necessary during summer, but might be needed in winter.

The Pass is often considered one of the best surf spots in Byron Bay.

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There are plenty of Byron Bay surf spots to choose from no matter what level of surfing you are. Byron's most famous wave, The Pass, provides a 365 meter (400-yard) right-hand wave for every type of surfer. Click here or scroll down to find everything you need to know about surfing at Byron Bay, Australia.