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The Pass ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.6

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The Pass Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

The Pass Spot ID

The Pass photo

The Pass

Photo credit: JumpJump

Sunrise at the pass photo

The Pass

Photo credit: DANIEL MAWKES

Byron Bay - The Pass photo

The Pass

Photo credit: Ty Hamilton

Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.4 °C

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Sunday, 24 June 2018, 04:10 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
WSW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross-
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The Pass on the North Coast is a quite exposed point break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Byron Bay, 2 km from The Pass.

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The Pass Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Byron Aws, 1 km from The Pass.

light winds from the WSW

no report
Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near The Pass

Overall The Pass Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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The Pass Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Pass is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Pass is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 194 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Pass, NSW - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view The Pass sea temperature, The Pass photographs, The Pass detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Pass webcams, current wind from NSW - North Coast live weather stations and The Pass tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around The Pass.