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BONDI

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw320B
Includes Beaches:
bondi beach north bondi
State/Region:
NSW Bondi Beach
Post Code:
2026
Length:
0.5km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
bondi beach  (0.2km) north bondi  (0.2km) mackenzies  (0.8km) tamarama  (0.9km) bronte  (1.1km)

Beach

The main central-southern section of Bondi Beach (NSW 320b) continues for another 650 m to the southern rocks and rock pool. It faces southeast into the prevailing waves, which average 1.6 m and maintain a continuous bar usually cut by 2-3 rips and at times separated from the shore by a longshore trough. A persistent large and often strong rip, called the Backpacker Express, runs out against the southern headland. The beach is patrolled by Bondi SLSC, which usually maintains a patrol area in front of the pavilion, with swimming not recommended along the rip-dominated southern half. This more hazardous area is more popular with board riders than swimmers. Consequently, while less popular for swimming than the northern end of the beach, it has nearly twice as many rescues, 274 each year.

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
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Pool Pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Bus Bus

Regulation Symbols

    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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:05:08

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    402
    First Aids:
    983
    Preventative Actions:
    6002

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

    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

    Sat, 30 Apr 03:00 pm

    WEDDING CAKE (3 km)


    Patchy rain, clearing.
    23.90 °C
    N/11 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    24° 20° 25° 20° 21° 15° 23° 14° 22° 16° 23° 16°

    WATER

    22

    Issued at Fri, 29 Apr 14:06

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NNW
      16 km/h
      1m
    • WNW
      18 km/h
      1m
    • NNW
      26 km/h
      0.9m
    • WNW
      27 km/h
      0.8m
    • WSW
      18 km/h
      0.9m
    • SE
      15 km/h
      0.9m
    • WNW
      13 km/h
      0.8m
    • W
      14 km/h
      0.7m

    Bondi Beach issued at Fri, 29 Apr 23:26

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
    Swell:
    Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

    UV INDEX

    5



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      01:44
      1.54m
    • low
      08:31
      0.51m
    • high
      14:44
      1.28m
    • low
      20:26
      0.69m

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    Camp Cove issued at Sat, 30 Apr 15:19

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

    Fri 25 Dec 2015 - Fri 25 Dec 2015

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