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Bondi Beach

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw320
Includes Beaches:
north bondi bondi
State/Region:
NSW Bondi Beach
Post Code:
2026
Length:
0.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
mackenzies  (0.6km) tamarama  (0.7km) bronte  (1km) percival park  (1.6km) clovelly  (1.7km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • 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
  • 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 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02 Thu 11/02 Fri 12/02 Sat 13/02 Sun 14/02
Bondi Surf Bathers LSC
09:00
-
18:00
08:00
-
18:00
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

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
372
First Aids:
669
Preventative Actions:
3925

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Bondi Surf Bathers LSC North Bondi SLSC Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

  • Winds Winds
  • Littoral currents Littoral currents
  • Flash rips Flash rips
  • Travelling rips Travelling rips
  • Rocks Rocks
  • Shallow Water Shallow Water
  • Uneven ground Uneven ground
  • Submerged Objects Submerged Objects
  • Shallow Sandbars Shallow Sandbars
  • Accessible Rock Platforms Accessible Rock Platforms
  • Long beach Long beach
  • Water pollution Water pollution
  • Heavy shorebreak Heavy shorebreak
  • High surf High surf
  • Large unexpected waves Large unexpected waves
  • Gutters Gutters
  • Strong Currents Strong Currents

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

Fri, 12 Feb 01:00 am

WEDDING CAKE (4 km)


Possible shower.
24.20 °C
NE/15 km/h
Wind

Weather information
FriSatSunMonTueWed
26° 22° 27° 21° 28° 22° 26° 22° 25° 21° 24° 20°

WATER

24

Issued at Thu, 11 Feb 15:05

SWELL FORECAST

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    8 km/h
    1.1m
  • NE
    22 km/h
    1.1m
  • SE
    17 km/h
    1m
  • NE
    30 km/h
    1.6m
  • ENE
    18 km/h
    1m
  • ESE
    19 km/h
    1.1m
  • S
    23 km/h
    1.5m
  • S
    26 km/h
    1.7m

Bondi Beach issued at Thu, 11 Feb 22:58

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Today's Swell Description
Wind:
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell:
Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas:
Below 1 metre.
Weather:
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.

UV INDEX

11



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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    05:43
    0.32m
  • High
    12:00
    1.78m
  • Low
    18:20
    0.24m

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Sydney (Fort Denison) issued at Fri, 12 Feb 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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