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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 (Highly 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.

    Last updated: 28/08/2013 12:04:59

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    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

    Thu, 29 Sep 11:00 am

    KIAMA AWS (1 km)


    Possible storm. Rain.
    15.00 °C
    N/28 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    ThuFriSatSunMonTue
    18° 14° 18° 12° 19° 13° 24° 13° 23° 16° 23° 14°

    WATER

    19

    Issued at Wed, 28 Sep 14:24

    SWELL FORECAST

    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • N
      31 km/h
      1.6m
    • NW
      19 km/h
      2m
    • NW
      19 km/h
      1.5m
    • NW
      21 km/h
      1.1m
    • W
      25 km/h
      0.8m
    • WNW
      23 km/h
      0.6m
    • ESE
      16 km/h
      0.6m
    • SE
      24 km/h
      1.2m
    • NNW
      17 km/h

    Bombo issued at Wed, 28 Sep 22:59

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 35 knots offshore south of Port Kembla in the late morning and early afternoon.
    Swell:
    Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd
    Seas:
    2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st
    Weather:
    Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:02
      0.29m
    • high
      07:09
      1.40m
    • low
      13:04
      0.39m
    • high
      19:15
      1.57m

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    Port Kembla issued at Thu, 29 Sep 11:33

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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