The Pass is an easy, long right-hander a two-minute drive east of Byron Bay. Generally dominated by longboarders, The Pass can get super sucky and hollow on low tide.
On a big swell you can a super long wave over a few hundred metres right through the bay. Only problem is that it draws quite a crowd.
There are a few other waves spread throughout the Byron Bay area. The Wreck and Wategos sit on the same side of the point as The Pass, whereas Tallows Beach is on the other side and is a good summer option in a Northeast wind.
SWELL: E - NE
SIZE: 4 - 6ft
BOTTOM: sand, rock
ABILITY LEVEL: beginner - advanced
BRING YOUR: shortboard, semi-gun, longboard
BEST SEASON: february - may
ACCESS: beach carpark at Clarks
CROWD FACTOR: insanely crowded
LOCAL VIBE: hippy, cruisey, touristville central
The Pass, Byron Bay
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