Tolaga Bay Surf Club

Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Tolaga Bay Surf Life Saving Club is also known as Uawa Tiaki Tai, which roughly translates to 'we are the guardians of the waterways' Popular activities at this bay include swimming, surfing, fishing and camping. The service is patrolling during the 2014-2015 summer season on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. You can follow their facebook page for the most up to date patrol schedule. Freedom camping is permitted at the northern end of the bay off of Ferneaux Street.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 12th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 12th, 2020 at 4:00 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Tolaga Bay Surf Club is sampled weekly from October 25th from April 15th.

Source Information

The Gisborne District Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Gisborne region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Tolaga Bay Surf Club

Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 12th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 12th, 2020 at 4:00 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Tolaga Bay Surf Life Saving Club is also known as Uawa Tiaki Tai, which roughly translates to 'we are the guardians of the waterways' Popular activities at this bay include swimming, surfing, fishing and camping. The service is patrolling during the 2014-2015 summer season on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. You can follow their facebook page for the most up to date patrol schedule. Freedom camping is permitted at the northern end of the bay off of Ferneaux Street.

Monitoring Frequency

Tolaga Bay Surf Club is sampled weekly from October 25th from April 15th.

Source Information

The Gisborne District Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Gisborne region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

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