What's on in the Bay?


25 September 2009.

Surf Fest 09. This year's Surfest movie evening is looking like being even better than the last. The laughs, the talent, and the good company may make it one of the best evenings out this year. 7:30, The Pines, Houghton Bay, just to the right a bit from Lyall Bay. see details here.


28 August 2009.

Lyall Bay has a beach clean up day on the first Sunday of every month. Starting with a coffee from the Wild Style Surf shop to energise, invigorate, stimulate and enthusiate (is that even a word?) ready for the clean up. The team can be easily reconised by their red t-shirts kindly sponsered by Commonsense Organics and the smiles on their faces. All help is much appreciated. Information from CityLife 26 August and contact for the cleanup is letiabrown@gobrokers.co.nz


1 August 2009.

Sadly there has been a fire at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Club and Cafe. Our hearts go out to Matt, Katie, Bronwyn, and all the staff for the loss of all their work and efforts in creating a fun place for all of us. For more details and updates on the re-build see details here.


27 May 2009.

The weather has been REALLY horrible. Your best bet for a good time at the bay is to go to Maranui and enjoy a Big Bay Breakfast and coffee. Next best good idea is to borrow a dog and enjoy the puppy mayhem on the eastern end of the beach. If that still doesn't work - hire a surboard from Real Surf and get out there.


18 April 2009.

A new Surf club building is planned for Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Check out the details on their webisite (see LyallBayBeach main page for icon) or for the plans See details here.


13 December 2008 - BIG surf competion.

At Lyall Bay, or elsewhere depending on the waves. Meet at RealSurf. See details here.


13 December 2008 Lyall Bay Fun Day.

The second Lyall Bay Carnival, organised by Pohutukawa Ice Creams and Surf and Sun Lyall Bay Carnival, is to take place on 13 December 2008. Last year there were Harley Davidson rides, Fire Engine rides, Surfing Lessons, Food Stalls, Surf Livesaving lessons, and much much more. If you want to help out or have a stall please contact amberjanine@yahoo.com So have fun and see you at the bay. Source of information - City Life South and East news paper November 11-17 2008.


28 September 2008 Beach clean up at Lyall Bay.

Meet at Maranui Surf Club at 10:00am on the 28th of September for the beach clean up. All hands much appreciated and equipment supplied. Organised by the Eastern Suburbs Lions Club. Source of information - City Life South and East news paper.


7 September 2008 South Coast Marine Reserve begins.

Wellington's South Coast Marine Reserve is now a happening thing. Read More here.


16 August 2008 LyallBayFM 107.5 launches.

Champagne bottle tops popping and skyrockets racing through the sky to celebrate the launch of LyallBayFM on 107.5 See more on the LyallBayFM icon or phone Heath Williamson on 0277339073


Thundercats racing on ... Some time in January.

They were doing practice races 15 November 2008 so we can expect a bit more action before the big race.


Thundercats look like overpowered inflatable rescue boats, so it's bound to be fun...  Exact date to be advised.


Surffest Home Surf Movie competition 18 July 2008.

The results are in.  Congratulations to Nicolas Brikke for the best surf movie.  More info here.


The Beach House Art Gallery

Has just opened.  And... They are located on the sand right next to Maranui Cafe!  Various art pieces are for sale, works by Michael McCormack, plus new exhibitions every few weeks.  So, a must see while here in the Bay.