Lyall Bay Spot Guide

About Lyall Bay

Lyall Bay is a sheltered cove will work on any south swell. It's a fun spot, but gets super crowded even during small swells.

Source: Lyall Bay Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner, Intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Can encounter some localism on a good day.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Very busy, even when it's small

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can get good on a proper swell, otherwise an average beachbreak.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty good

Additional Information

Hazards

Other people.

Access

Gets pretty crowded even on the small days so parking can be hard to come by.

Bring Your

Shortboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Southern Hemisphere winter, May-August

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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