Byron Bay is home to a number of fun breaks, with some great waves for beginners and also more experienced surfers. The Wreck offers a right and left off the rutter of an actual ship wreck. This beach style break on its good days can develop into fast hollow tubes taking you in all the way to the shoreline. On its smaller days it can be filled with kooks. Further south towards the point is the Pass, an extremely fun long sandy right hand point break with varying sections. The wave at the Pass allows for big carves and some solid hacks but is also well suited to a longboard. If you sit on the point out at the farthest rocks you can pick one up all the way to the inside, but beware of the struggling learners that might get in your way, on a busy day it can be like playing dodgem cars.
Further round the point from the Pass is Wategos, another right hand point break that can often be a little less crowded. Wategos offers a great longboard wave and on a good swell it’s sections can connect all the way through. It is another fun wave, however, with a few more rocks beneath this break is more suitable for intermediate surfers.
While the northern breaks are well protected from southerly winds the easterly facing beaches can be protected from the northerly’s and open to more swell. This open beach, Tallows, is suited to more experienced surfers and is a sand bottom beach break that quite often has fast hollow waves.
The best part of Byron is with the many breaks there are a few options when the winds and swell shift.