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Byron Bay Surfing

New South Wales > New South Wales
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Byron Bay is mainland Australia's eastern tip, sticking out into the Pacific and attracting a wide range of curious visitors. Dolphins and sharks frequent the veritable array of long golden beaches and rocky headlands that have attracted surfers for almost half a century. From a sleepy coastal hippy town that encompassed the N.S.W North Coast vibe, Byron has mutated into a virtual city, attracting movie stars, property developers and hordes of backpackers. While there are some epic set-ups, a lack of decent size swell dictates conditions are fairly inconsistent, relying on summer cyclone swells or big winter south's to create waves worth remembering. Typically, shoulder high waves snap across the sandbanks in clean, small size swells, while bigger days see short, steep close-outs relying primarily on wind and tide to give rideable waves at the main beaches. It's these bigger days that get the handful of pointbreaks to rumble into life when locals descend from miles around. Byron Bay gained its popularity in the 60's as a stop on the ultimate road trip from Sydney to Noosa, at a time when 10ft mals would ideally fit the ruler-edged, leisurely right points that dot the coast.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
21 - 27°C
boardshorts
18 - 26°C
boardshorts
13 - 21°C
springsuit
12 - 20°C
springsuit
15 - 23°C
springsuit
19 - 26°C
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+ Beautiful right pointbreaks
+ N-S swell window
+ Byron Bay backpacker heaven
+ Warm, clear water & dolphins
+ Lush natural backdrop
- Rarely any big swells
- Lack of reefbreaks
- Intense and constant crowds
- Pricey accommodation
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Cabarita 1ft 8secs 111° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 12
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NE - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Byron Bay Grey Star 2.5ft 9secs 162° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lennox Head Grey Star 2ft 9secs 154° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 18
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NE - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Ballina Star 2ft 9secs 154° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Fingal Head 1ft 8secs 111° 7mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 10
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Kingscliff 1ft 8secs 111° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pottsville Beach 1ft 8secs 111° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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NE - SE Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Brunswick Heads Grey Star 2.5ft 9secs 154° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 12
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NE - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tallow Beach Star 2.5ft 9secs 154° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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NE - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Evans Head 2ft 9secs 144° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 8
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NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Broken Head 2.5ft 9secs 154° 9mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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NE - SE South Westerly Low to Mid Tide