Lyall Bay

Quality Rating: 
7
Wave Type: 
Beach break
Wave Size Min: 
1.0ft
Wave Size Max: 
10.0ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Powerful
Barrels
Optimal Swell Direction: 
S
Optimal Wind Direction: 
N
Tide: 
All
Beach Type: 
Sand
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Crowd Level: 
7
Danger: 
Rips

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Description: 

Lyall Bay is a good beach break close Wellington, meaning it gets very popular and crowded when its on. There are several peaks along the beach to choose from. Often the best peak is near the rock wall by the airport, which can dredge up and narly take offs and offer some good barrels. The maranui end of the beach picks up more swell angles with some good peaks. On a big swell the reef on Arthurs Noose can start working. 

Directions: 
From Wellington City, head south east on State Highway 1, then turn off through Kilbirnie. Lyall Bay is just on the west side of the airport. There is plenty of parking by the beach.
Nearest Town: 
Wellington
Nearest City: 
Wellington
Travel Time from City: 
10mins
Road in: 
Seal
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
Facilities: 
Toilets
Shower
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