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Lyall Bay-Bombora ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Lyall Bay-Bombora Surf Guide

Lyall Bay-Bombora in Wellington is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the north with some shelter here from north winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Lyall Bay-Bombora Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lyall Bay-Bombora:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lyall Bay-Bombora occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Lyall Bay-Bombora (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Lyall Bay-Bombora with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in May while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lyall Bay-Bombora Location Map

Interactive Lyall Bay-Bombora surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Lyall Bay-Bombora is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lyall Bay-Bombora is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Lyall Bay-Bombora Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 04:22 Local Time
Wednesday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Lyall Bay-Bombora

Surf stats for Lyall Bay-Bombora, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lyall Bay-Bombora

Wind stats for Lyall Bay-Bombora, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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