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Bondi Beach

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw320
Includes Beaches:
Bondi Beach North Bondi Bondi
State/Region:
NSW - Bondi Beach
Post Code:
2026
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach

Bondi Beach is located 7 km east of downtown Sydney and surrounded by the most densely populated part of Sydney. It is NSW’s most popular and best known beach. In the 19th century it was a sandy wilderness, but the Bondi tram and rapid urban development put an end to that in the 1900s, which lead to the formation of two of Australia's oldest surf life saving clubs, North Bondi and Bondi, both established in 1907. The beach is located 7 km south of South Head, with steep rocky coast in between. The northern Ben Buckler headland forms the eastern boundary of 800 m wide south-facing Bondi Bay, with McKenzie Point to the south. The wide 900 m long beach curves between the two headlands and faces southeast (Fig. 4.238). It is backed by a continuous seawall, walkway, beachfront car park and large grassy foreshore reserve including the two surf clubs and bathing pavilion (Fig. 4.239). Houses and apartments dominate both headlands and the backing valley, with small parks on the tips of each headland, and rock pools at each end of the beach. The southern headland is the base for the Bondi Icebergs swimming club.

Swimming

The lowest waves and best swimming is in the northern half in the patrolled areas. However rips are always present so use care at Bondi and stay between the flags and well clear of the boundary rips and rocks. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards year round, as well as the surf clubs during the summer.

Surfing

Bondi picks up all southerly swell and usually has persistent beach breaks. During big swell the northern point, Ben Buckler produces a good left. The central portion is closed to boards, leaving the higher waves and strong rips of south Bondi to the board riders. The beach breaks are of variable quality with the left into the southern headland rip holding waves up to 2.5 m.

Fishing

Owing to the popularity of the beach most fishing is restricted to the rocks to each end, both ends having permanent gutters.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
250

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Pool Pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Shelters Shelters
  • Playground Playground
  • Skate park Skate park
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Bike path Bike path
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Artificial shade Artificial shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed Bicycles Allowed
  • No Littering No Littering
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Model Planes No Model Planes
  • Picking Plants Prohibited Picking Plants Prohibited
  • No Naked Flames No Naked Flames
  • Camping Prohibited Camping Prohibited
  • PWC's Prohibited PWC's Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Firearms No Firearms
  • Shared Footway Shared Footway
  • No Glass No Glass
  • Fires Prohibited Fires Prohibited
  • No Golf No Golf
  • No Spear Fishing No Spear Fishing
  • No Alcohol No Alcohol
  • No Horses No Horses
  • Water Skiing Prohibited Water Skiing Prohibited
  • No Trailbikes No Trailbikes

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
  Mon 17/11 Tue 18/11 Wed 19/11 Thu 20/11 Fri 21/11 Sat 22/11 Sun 23/11
North Bondi SLSC
          09:00
- 18:00
08:00
- 18:00
Waverley Council Lifeguard Service
06:00
- 19:00
06:00
- 19:00
06:00
- 19:00
06:00
- 19:00
06:00
- 19:00
06:00
- 19:00
06:00
- 19:00
Bondi Surf Bathers LSC
          09:00
- 18:00
08:00
- 18:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
83
First Aids:
66
Preventative Actions:
2052

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bondi Surf Bathers LSC North Bondi SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

WEATHER

Today 27° wind E/19 km/h

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Weather information
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29°19° 30°20° 26°20° 26°18° 23°17° 24°16°

SYDNEY (OBSERVA (7 km) issued at Sun 23 Nov 14:30 (EST)

WATER

21

Issued at Sun, November 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.9 m
  • E
    1 m
  • ENE
    0.7 m
  • ENE
    0.6 m
  • ENE
    0.7 m

Bondi Beach issued at Fri, November 21 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

11

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    2:54
    0.38m
  • High
    9:23
    1.83m
  • Low
    15:57
    0.25m
  • High
    21:54
    1.43m
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Sydney issued at Sun, November 23 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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