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Bondi

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw320b
State/Region:
NSW - Bondi Beach
Post Code:
2026
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
3000

Location

Information Symbols

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

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 21/04 Tue 22/04 Wed 23/04 Thu 24/04 Fri 25/04 Sat 26/04 Sun 27/04
Bondi Surf Bathers LSC
          09:00
- 16:00
09:00
- 16:00
Waverley Council Lifeguard Service
06:00
- 18:00
06:00
- 18:00
06:00
- 18:00
06:00
- 18:00
06:00
- 18:00
06:00
- 18:00
06:00
- 18:00

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
209
First Aids:
172
Preventative Actions:
2668

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

Today 29° wind 15 km/h

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Weather information
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29°15° 22°17° 26°16° 21°16° 21°16° 25°14°

SYDNEY (OBSERVA (7 km) issued at Thu 24 Apr 14:30 (EST)

WATER

23

Issued at Thu, April 24 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • E
    0.4 m
  • E
    0.4 m
  • E
    0.4 m
  • SSE
    1.2 m
  • S
    0.6 m

Bondi Beach issued at Wed, April 23 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    3:39
    1.64m
  • Low
    10:16
    0.42m
  • High
    16:32
    1.48m
  • Low
    22:28
    0.58m
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Sydney issued at Thu, April 24 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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