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Surf

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw394
Includes Beaches:
Surf
State/Region:
NSW - Kiama
Post Code:
2533
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach

Surf Beach (NSW 394) is the main surfing beach for Kiama, and is located just beside the old highway. The embayed beach is just 270 m long, faces east and is bounded by the prominent 15 m high basalt headlands of Church and Kendalls points. Kiama Oval sits on Church Point, a park surrounds the back of the beach with the Kiama SLSC in the centre. This has long been a popular beach with the surf club forming in 1908 when people from Sydney used to come down by train to see the Blow Hole and swim in the surf. The first dressing sheds, for the ladies, were built in 1911. While this is a convenient beach it is also potentially hazardous, being exposed to most swell and with waves averaging 1-1.5 m. Within the confines of the small beach the waves generate two permanent rips against the rocks at each end, and occasionally a central rip (Fig. 4.320). In addition, rocks are often exposed on the beach in front of the Surf Club, and a channelised creek drains across the southern end. Fortunately the bar between the rips is usually attached to the beach.

Swimming

Surf Beach is the most hazardous with permanent rips, while Kendalls and East offer usually quieter conditions free of rips. All three are patrolled, so stay between the flags.

Surfing

Surf Beach offers the only regular surf, which is best under low to moderate waves, with big waves closing out across the bay. During moderate east to northeast swell a left called The Wedge runs along the rocks on the south side of Blow Hole Point.

Fishing

There are always gutters of Surf Beach and abundant rocks around the foreshore. However beware as the rocks are steep and wash washed.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
400

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • Parking Parking

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 29/09 Tue 30/09 Wed 01/10 Thu 02/10 Fri 03/10 Sat 04/10 Sun 05/10
Kiama SLSC
          09:00
- 15:00
09:00
- 15:00
Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service
09:00
- 16:00
09:00
- 16:00
09:00
- 16:00
09:00
- 16:00
09:00
- 16:00
   

STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

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 11° wind W/11 km/h

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Weather information
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21°11° 18°13° 23°14° 27°16° 25°16°

KIAMA AWS (3 km) issued at Thu 2 Oct 01:30 (EST)

WATER

19

Issued at Wed, October 1 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • ENE
    0.6 m
  • ESE
    1 m
  • SSE
    1.3 m
  • SSE
    1.2 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m

Kiama issued at Tue, September 30 22:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

7

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    1:53
    1.13m
  • Low
    7:32
    0.56m
  • High
    14:08
    1.47m
  • Low
    21:05
    0.39m
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Port Kembla issued at Wed, October 1 00:00 (Local Time)

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TODAY'S RADAR

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