below are a few pictures:
on the byron bay beach, looking east:
.from the lookout tower, looking southwest, then east:
below: on the beach (the white "puff in the water [2/3 of the way up, left of center] is the spout of a humpback whale!). ..mother and baby humpbacks are traveling south.
the picture (below) isn't the best, but if you download it and enlarge it, you'll see that there is a large black thing (humpback whale) about half way up, to the left of the bit of the small whitecap ... about 200 yards away from the surfers.
below: sand, surf-ers, and kite-boarders.