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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

Garry Simes racks up 25 finishes at Australia’s oldest ironman triathlon

Ballina Triathlon Club member Garry Simes has achieved the milestone of finishing the Port Macquarie Ironman Australia race, one...

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per...

Cartoon of the week – 22 May, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.

Stories about "Surfing Byron Bay":

Soli 17th in first tour event

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey surfed in his debut event at Duranbah Beach at the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast after qualified for the Championship...

Junior surfers charge on

Crystal Cylinders Mikey McDonagh and Nyxie Ryan competed at the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior at Manly over the weekend and had solid results...

Bailey rides long and deep at Pipeline

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey maintained his excellent barrel-riding reputation with a quarterfinal finish at the Volcom Pipe Pro on Hawaii’s North Shore.  He top...

Pauline Menczer: A surfing pioneer

Celebrating the achievements of Pauline Menczer was well overdue when, on Tuesday evening, she became the 40th inductee into the Hall of Fame at the Australian Surfing Awards on the Gold Coast.

Talking in Waves

The Byron Bay Surf Festival has partnered with Patagonia again this year and has just announced its two flagship events they will be presenting...

Coming in Tandem

Byron Bay Surf Festival directors James McMillan and Max Tischler spoke with The Echo about their upcoming event and who’s who in the surfy zoo. What...

Man critical after Byron Bay surf accident

A 43-year-old man is in a critical condition in Gold Coast University Hospital after being rescued and resuscitated following a surfing incident at Byron Bay’s popular ‘Wreck’ surf site yesterday.

Disabled surfing returns to Byron

If Christmas is a time of giving, one of the best ways to give back to the community is to help someone have a great experience they couldn’t have otherwise.

Generations of girls take on the waves

The annual Girls Go Surfing Day event, hosted locally by Surfing Byron Bay, is now in its twenty-fourth year. Held this year on December the event invites girls of all ages to head down to the beach and have a go at learning to surf.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.