Byron Bay Winter Surfing Safari

Surfing in Byron Bay

With no summer crowds, off-season accommodation rates and mild ocean temperatures of 22 degrees, Winter is the perfect time to grab your mates and head to Byron Bay on a surfing safari.

Byron Bay’s surf breaks are amongst the best in the world and Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is located right behind the sand dunes of one of Byron Bay’s best – beautiful Tallow Beach. The section of Tallow Beach adjoining us is between two of the best point breaks in Australia – Broken Head and The Pass – and offers fantastic left and right breaks, with mostly ‘rights’ due to the south swell. During winter the waves are rarely crowded and are perfect for all types of boards.

Byron Bay is just one of the many loved surf breaks in the region. In fact the Northern Rivers offers more than 300km’s of coastline to explore. It’s a great destination for surfers, but also for people who love to fish, enjoy exploring rugged headlands or take pleasure in watching the magnificent winter migrating whales and dolphins!

Byron Bay also boosts some of Australia’s best board designers and manufacturers. While you’re in Byron Bay, why not check out some of these legendary board makers:

McTavish Surfboards

Founded by surf industry pioneer Bob McTavish, McTavish Surfboards have been in production non-stop since 1962. The McTavish range is broad, from affordable boards to start out on, up to high end collectables made from balsa, and other exotic materials. With over 45 years of experience, the McTavish team is working hard on innovation and design, to lead the next decade of surfboard development.

Address: 91 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Emery Surfboards

Alan Emery grew up surfing the famed right handers of the Lennox Point and the surrounding epic waves of the northern NSW area. Any spare time that Al had out of the water was spent learning all aspects of shaping, design and the production process within the surfboard industry. This, along with the dedication and drive that is put into the quality surfboard shapes and design, has made Emery Surfboards a significant force within the surfboard industry not only in Australia but also overseas.

Address:5/19 Tasman Way, Byron Bay


From its beginnings as a surf board shaping business in the 1970′s, under the watchful eye or John Morgan, Maddog has evolved into one of Australia’s leading surfboard brands. Maddog gained recognition as surfers all along the east coast of Australia started riding the boards made in the Byron Bay factory. Determination, hard work and inspiration from the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bayare the components that have allowed the continuing evolution and success of Maddog.

Address: Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay

Bear Surfboards Australia

Bear Surfboards has been established for over 20 years, producing quality handmade surfboards. Every step is taken to ensure that your surfboard is made with the best quality materials and the highest quality of workmanship. Every single board is handmade from start to finish, and the quality of the finished product speaks for itself.

Address:1/29 Acacia Street, Byron Bay

Can’t surf? No problem. There are some great surf schools in Byron Bay to show you the ropes with professional instructors, board hire and of course winter wetsuits.

Style Surfing Byron Bay

The team at Style Surfing Byron Bay have been surfing the area since the 70′s and instructing since the early 80′s. They are one of only 4 surf schools in Byron Bay licensed to teach surfing on Byron Bay beaches, including The Pass, Clarkes Beach, Watego Beach, The Wreck & Belongil Beach. They will have you surfing with style in no time. Click here to read their Byron Surfing Guide.

BlackDog Surfing

BlackDog Surf School offer a highly personalised service with an instructor to student ratio of 1 to 5 to ensure a lot of individual attention! They guarantee you will stand up on your 1st lesson or come again free!

Byron Bay Surf School

Byron Bay Surf School has only the finest instructors working on the beaches each day, who are qualified in all aspects of surf teaching, surf rescue and first aid. Each coach is carefully selected for their love of surfing and the energy and enthusiasm with which they provide the team and their students.

You won’t find better Byron Bay surf accommodation than Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park. Much loved by surfers for our absolute beachfront location, affordable prices, clean, modern facilities, and relaxed coastal vibe many of our regulars return several times a year as they follow the breaks up and down the coast. Our Byron Bay surf accommodation options include:

Beat the summer crowds and book your Byron Bay surf accommodation now.

Call us on +61 2 6685 3353.

Finally – big congratulations to Betty Moinet who won a free weekend stay at Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park by putting her name in the box at reception. Betty and her family will be celebrating her daughters 12th Birthday with a weekend stay in one of our safari style tents.