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Tamarama

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw322
Includes Beaches:
Tamarama
State/Region:
NSW - Tamarama
Post Code:
2026
General Beach Hazard Rating:
8/10 (Highly hazardous)

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.

Parking

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • 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 24/11 Tue 25/11 Wed 26/11 Thu 27/11 Fri 28/11 Sat 29/11 Sun 30/11
Tamarama SLSC
          09:00
- 18:00
09:00
- 18:00
Waverley Council Lifeguard Service
09:00
- 19:00
09:00
- 19:00
09:00
- 19:00
09:00
- 19:00
09:00
- 19:00
09:00
- 19:00
09:00
- 19:00

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
14
First Aids:
5
Preventative Actions:
339

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Tamarama 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 22° wind E/26 km/h

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Weather information
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25°18° 22°18° 25°17° 27°16° 30°18° 32°21°

SYDNEY (OBSERVA (8 km) issued at Wed 26 Nov 15:30 (EST)

WATER

21

Issued at Wed, November 26 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • S
    1.1 m
  • S
    0.7 m
  • S
    0.5 m
  • SE
    0.7 m
  • SSE
    0.9 m

Tamarama issued at Tue, November 25 23:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

11

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    5:12
    0.44m
  • High
    11:40
    1.83m
  • Low
    18:22
    0.25m
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Sydney issued at Wed, November 26 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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