Last week tickets went on sale for one of Australia’s most iconic music festivals, Splendour in the Grass. Splendour in the Grass is held in the eclectic northern NSW town of Byron Bay. This year’s line-up looks amazing, if you have tickets you’re in for an absolute treat.
Some of our favourites:
Florence and the Machine
Boy and Bear
The Dandy Warhols
Xavier Rudd and the United Nations
Surfing and music have always gone hand-in-hand. We’ve listed the best surf spots in and around Byron Bay so you can grab a wave while you’re in town.
There are plenty of waves on offer in Byron Bay if you're not keen to travel.
The Pass is famous for it’s long, peeling right-handers. Wategos is a north-facing beach with a right-hand point break that is protected from strong southerly’s. If the swell is small head to Tallow Beach, a beach break that attracts more swell than anywhere else and is protected in a northerly wind. Byron is a great spot for beginner to advanced surfers, so you’ll be sure to get a wave somewhere.
25 minutes south of Byron Bay, Lennox Head has a powerful right hand point break that loves E or SE swell and is protected from southerly winds. Lennox holds larger swells so head there if the surf is up.
Ballina is further south than Lennox Head, but it is worth the drive if the conditions are right. Try Shelly Beach for rights at the northern end or lefts off the rock shelf in larger swells. North Wall is a swell magnet, a right hand point break that is best in a SW wind.
The Gold Coast is only 40 minutes drive away from Byron Bay so it’s still close enough to head up for an early surf. Try the southern end of the coast like Snapper, Rainbow, D’bah, Tugun or Currumbin.
Don’t forget to stop by The Surfboard Warehouse Byron Bay outlet which is located at 2/15 Lawson street. We are open 7 days from 9am and have a huge range of surfboards and accessories at great prices.