Surfing in Byron Bay, Australia

Surfing in Byron Bay, Australia is one of the few experiences that truly lives up to the hype.  The main surf spots are off of Cape Byron, a little finger of a peninsula that catches swells from both directions and protects from wind.  If the conditions aren't good on one side of the cape, just hop to the other.

Surf

Break Type:  Beach

Gear: Trunks

Ambience:  Beautiful wide long beach.  Great for hanging out - your non-surfer companions will love it!  From the parking lot it's a short 5 minute walk to the beach.

Main Surf Spot:  Tallow Beach

Link to current conditions: Surfline

Logistics

Public Parking:  Yes.  Park here.  Parking lot can get crowded so get there early on weekends.

Public Showers:  Yes.  Near parking.

Public Restrooms:  Yes.  Same location as showers.

Transportation:  Need a car.

Nearest Airport:  Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

Alternative Surf Spots

Clarkes BeachPark here.  Restrooms in parking area (no showers)

Area

Lodging:

AirBnB is best option - hotels can be pricey here.

Food:

Many options in town of Byron Bay.

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