Little Wategoes is tucked around the corner from Wategoes, you need to park your car and take the walking track around as if you are headed to the lighthouse. About 500m around is access to Little Wategoes.
It’s an inconsistent little right point not unlike The Pass when it does break, it can be rewarding as it is hard to check without walking in. This keeps the crowds down. The wave is a longish righthander when the banks are good and can lend itself to fun, high-performance surfing. There are a few rocks around but they are easy to spot. Worth a look if everywhere is crowded and you have time on your side.
What are the best surf conditions for Little Wategoes?
Gets good between head-high to overhead. We recommend riding your longboard, standard shortboard or fish here. Little Wategoes in Byron is best suited to intermediate to advanced surfers. The surf here hardly breaks (2/10) and hardly ever crowded (3/10). The best winds for Little Wategoes are Southeast. The best swell direction is from the East.
In summer with we recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top. The warmest water temperature a pleasant 21 degrees in January. In winter we recommend wearing a 3/2 wetsuit with temps being a brisk 16 degrees! See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
100M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Rock BOTTOM