Tolaga Bay Surf Club

Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

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 1pm to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 27th, 2018. Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tolaga Bay Surf Club is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Gisborne District Council measures water quality at 14 coastal beaches from November to March.

Marine water is tested weekly for enterococci levels.

The council issues an AMBER alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units /100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units /100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season. Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program. Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of > 140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Tolaga Bay Surf Club

Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 27th, 2018. Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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 1pm to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 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 January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Gisborne District Council measures water quality at 14 coastal beaches from November to March.

Marine water is tested weekly for enterococci levels.

The council issues an AMBER alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units /100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units /100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season. Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program. Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of > 140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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