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BOMBO

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw392
State/Region:
NSW Bombo
Post Code:
2533
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.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
100

Location

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  • 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

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

If this information is inaccurate, please click on the contact us link and advise.

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:

First Aids:

Preventative Actions:

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

Today 17° SW/24.00 km/h

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KIAMA AWS (1 km) issued at Fri 28 Aug 11:00

WATER

17

Issued at Thu, August 27 14:05

SWELL FORECAST

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Saturday
Sunday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SSE
    1.7 m
  • SSE
    1.8 m
  • SSE
    1.2 m
  • SSE
    0.9 m
  • SSE
    1.5 m

Bombo issued at Thu, August 27 16:52

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    00:50
    0.21m
  • High
    06:47
    1.36m
  • Low
    12:31
    0.32m
  • High
    18:59
    1.82m
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Port Kembla issued at Fri, August 28 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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