“The ocean has to be the strongest natural force on the planet, right? It’s where you recharge the batteries,’ says Stephanie. “We’re all solar-powered and when you put sunlight on top of all the motion you get in the ocean, it feels like you’re having as beautiful a spiritual moment as a human being can have,” she says.
This rich culture of surfing, coupled with the vast expanse of Pacific Ocean on its easterly border, draws visitors from across the globe to Byron Bay every day of the year. It’s a place where beginners trying to learn some basics skills are just at home as the pros hellbent on riding the best waves wherever they might be in the world. It’s the joy of surfing. All it takes is a body, a surfboard and a wave, and the waves are abundant in Byron.
We saw a quote a while back that says “..there are a million ways to surf, and as long as you’re smiling you’re doing it right.” It’s a good one. It’s hard not to have a smile on your face in Byron. Come check it out for yourself soon.
All imagery by Saxon Kent