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TAMARAMA

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw322
State/Region:
NSW Sydney
Post Code:
2026
Length:
0.08km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
mackenzies  (0.1km) bronte  (0.2km) bondi beach  (0.7km) bondi  (0.9km) north bondi  (0.9km)

Beach

Tamarama Beach (NSW 322) is one of several deeply embayed beaches on Sydney's south side. It is only 80 m long, with the narrow sand filled valley behind the beach providing 3 ha of well maintained park and picnic areas (Fig. 4.241). The small beach is wedged between two protruding sandstone headlands and the energetic wave climate ensures that at least one and often two rips are present on the beach, with one usually flowing out past the northern rocks. As a result there are 150 rescues each year, similar to North Bondi, but they are dragged out of the surf at a rate of 5.5 per 1000 swimmers, ten times the North Bondi average, and the highest on Sydney's southern beaches. The beach is patrolled by Tamarama SLSC, founded in 1907 and one of the oldest in Australia, and Waverley council lifeguards year round.

Swimming

If you are swimming at Tamarama or Bronte definitely stay between the flags. Check your location as rip feeder currents will be moving water and you toward the northern or southern headland rips depending on the wave direction. If you are caught in a rip, stay calm, raise your hand and await rescue.

Surfing

Both lefts and rights are found out amongst the rocks at McKenzies, while Tamarama is closed to board riders during patrol hours. Bronte Beach is open to boardriders and contains Bronte Reef at the south end, which can produce good rights during east to southeast swell, while a beach break left occupies the northern half.

Fishing

All three beaches offer rock fishing and good inshore gutters, when not too busy with bathers.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • 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 12:05:25

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    51
    First Aids:
    100
    Preventative Actions:
    1841

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Tamarama SLSC Waverley Council Lifeguard Service

    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

    Thu, 26 May 08:00 pm

    WEDDING CAKE (4 km)


    Mostly clear.
    17.20 °C
    NW/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    20° 14° 18° 14° 17° 13° 17° 13° 18° 14° 18° 15°

    WATER

    22

    Issued at Thu, 26 May 14:07

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NNW
      17 km/h
      2m
    • NW
      21 km/h
      1.4m
    • W
      31 km/h
      1.2m
    • W
      31 km/h
      1.6m
    • NW
      24 km/h
      1.9m
    • W
      35 km/h
      1.2m
    • W
      34 km/h
      1.4m
    • WSW
      29 km/h
      1.5m

    Sydney issued at Wed, 25 May 19:51

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    3



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      05:19
      0.49m
    • high
      11:20
      1.36m
    • low
      16:52
      0.67m
    • high
      23:20
      1.73m

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    Sydney (Fort Denison) issued at Thu, 26 May 20:40

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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