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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lyall Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lyall Bay...

Lyall Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Lyall Bay is steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.3°F) in May up to 15.8°C (60.4°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Lyall Bay is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Lyall Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Lyall Bay is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Lyall Bay. The closest one is Airport Rights, which is just 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Lyall Bay. Click here for more information on Airport Rights and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Lyall Bay is Houghton Bay, which is ca 1.1km (0.7miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Lyall Bay?

There are not many beaches near to Lyall Bay. The next good one is Worser Bay, which is 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Lyall Bay. Another beautiful beach near Lyall Bay is Paraparaumu Beach, which is ca 31.9km (19.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Lyall Bay?

The average sea temperature at Lyall Bay is relatively chilly, around 14°C (57°F), with very little changes during the year. Hence, a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Lyall Bay. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are April, May, and June. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, especially in the months of December, January, and February.

How is the diving and fishing near Lyall Bay?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Lyall Bay are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 11 and 16°C (51-60°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Lyall Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Lyall Bay...

Do you know what the the island Palawan in the Philippines, the city Patterson in the United States, and the city Annahilt in the United Kingdom have in common with Lyall Bay? Click on the links to find out...