The Pass is an excellent long sandy point break east of Byron Bay town centre. Far from a secret, this beautiful right-hander is the domain of locals and plenty of visitors. A very long right hand, sand bottom point. The waves here require a bit of surf skill if you’re taking off behind ht rock and can break for up to 200 meters, providing fun sections for manoeuvres. If you aren’t up for the hassle then you can pick a spot further down the line to catch waves that section off and shut down some surfers. The inside bank is also an ideal place to learn to surf as it is a smooth sand bottom and easy to stand.
The paddle out is simple, just jump in. The rip can pull you down the point on bigger days.
A great wave that varies greatly as you go down the line but when it is lining up it is world-class.
What are the best surf conditions for The Pass?
Gets good between overhead to double overhead. We recommend riding your longboard, standard shortboard or fish here. The Pass in Byron Bay is best suited to beginner to advanced surfers. There’s quite often some kind of wave (5/10) and it can get insanely crowded especially in summer (10/10). The best winds for The Pass are Southeast. The best swell direction is from the East.