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Lyall Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.2

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Lyall Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

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Lyall Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 11:50 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 30
NNW 30
NNW 35
Wind State cross-
off off off

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Lyall Bay in Wellington is a reasonably exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is a left hand point break too. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wellington, New Zealand, 5 km from Lyall Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Lyall Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WellingtonAero, 0 km from Lyall Bay.

fresh winds from the NNW

Air temperature
20.9 °C

Current weather near Lyall Bay

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 26 miles from Lyall Bay.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.471
Average period (s) 7.2 7.9 8.1 7.2

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Overall Lyall Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Lyall Bay is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lyall Bay is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Lyall Bay and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Lyall Bay, Wellington. Use the tab navigation above to view Lyall Bay sea temperature, Lyall Bay photographs, Lyall Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lyall Bay webcams, current wind from Wellington live weather stations and Lyall Bay tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 Lyall Bay.