Byron Bay Beaches Re-Open

Surf Life Saving NSW can confirm that all beaches across Byron Bay have re-opened on Tuesday after a surfer aged in his 30s suffered lacerations to his leg following an encounter with a shark.

Beaches across the region were closed yesterday for at least 24 hours after the incident which happened in the stretch of water between Suffolk Park and Broken Head at approximately 7:30am AEDT.

The man was later driven to a local medical facility where he received treatment on his injuries.

Surf Lifesaving assets have been conducting a roving patrol along the coastline as part of the comprehensive process of reopening local beaches this morning, and there has been no confirmed sightings of a shark in the vicinity.

The decision to reopen the beaches was made by local Lifeguards in consultation with NSW Police and Byron Bay Council.

The public are reminded that Main Beach Byron Bay is currently the only patrolled location on weekdays throughout the area and are encouraged to enter the water there.

Lifeguards will continue to monitor the beaches for any shark activity with the safety of the beachgoers remaining the number one priority.

Tue 25 Oct 2016