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Bombo

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw392
Includes Beaches:
Bombo
State/Region:
NSW - Bombo
Post Code:
2533
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach

Bombo Beach (NSW 392) is an exposed 1.2 km long east-facing beach located between Cathedral Rocks and Pheasant Point. While the beach is highly visible from the northern end it is difficult to access requiring a circuitous drive under the railway, to the car park and amenities on the northern slopes overlooking the beach, with the only other access via a walking track under the railway at the southern end. The abandoned Bombo Quarry dominates the northern headland, with a steep rise to Pheasant Point in the south. A small creek crosses the northern end and the larger Spring Creek drains out against the southern rocks. The beach receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain a rip-dominated surf zone, with strong, permanent rips against each headland and 3-4 more transient beach rips in between. The rips are usually visible as you drive south and probably result in many swimmers continuing on past to safer beaches. The rips and bars however produce the beach breaks for which the beach is well known by surfers.

Swimming

Not recommended owing to the persistent rips and often interconnecting troughs along the beach. Stay in the northern patrolled area when the lifeguards are on duty.

Surfing

This is a surfer’s beach, with most using the northern end near the car park. The breaks are often good and the summer north winds blow slightly offshore in the top corner.

Fishing

The persistent rips produce good gutters the length of the beach.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Parking Parking
  • Train Train

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

There is no beach service this week.

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
0
First Aids:
0
Preventative Actions:
0

The following organisations contribute to the above totals:

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 19° wind SSW/22 km/h

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KIAMA AWS (1 km) issued at Sat 19 Apr 01:00 (EST)

WATER

23

Issued at Fri, April 18 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SE
    1.8 m
  • SE
    1.9 m
  • SE
    1.8 m
  • ESE
    2.2 m
  • SE
    2 m

Bombo issued at Thu, April 17 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    5:10
    0.31m
  • High
    11:12
    1.33m
  • Low
    16:50
    0.50m
  • High
    23:18
    1.71m
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Port Kembla issued at Fri, April 18 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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