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BOMBO

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw392
State/Region:
NSW Bombo
Post Code:
2533
Length:
1.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
cathedral rocks/boneyards  (0.7km) black  (0.8km) robertson basin  (0.9km) surf  (1.2km) jones/boyds  (1.3km)

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Train Train

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.

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Kiama Municipal 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

    Sun, 07 Feb 11:00 pm

    KIAMA AWS (1 km)


    Clear.
    20.00 °C
    WNW/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    25° 19° 25° 19° 25° 20° 26° 18° 25° 21° 24° 20°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Sun, 07 Feb 15:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSW
      11 km/h
      1.7m
    • ESE
      8 km/h
      1.5m
    • SW
      12 km/h
      1.3m
    • S
      15 km/h
      1.2m
    • S
      20 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      1.1m
    • SW
      5 km/h
      1m
    • NE
      13 km/h
      1m

    Bombo issued at Sat, 06 Feb 19:11

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Variable about 10 knots.
    Swell:
    Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres north of Point Perpendicular.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower north of Port Kembla, near zero chance elsewhere. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing, easing during the day.

    UV INDEX

    12



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      01:33
      0.42m
    • High
      08:06
      1.73m
    • Low
      14:47
      0.24m
    • High
      20:41
      1.33m

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    Port Kembla issued at Sun, 07 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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