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KENDALLS

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw395
State/Region:
NSW Kiama
Post Code:
2533
Length:
0.35km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
surf  (0.3km) easts  (0.7km) robertson basin  (0.7km) black  (0.8km) loves bay  (1.2km)

Beach

Kendalls Beach (NSW 395) lies immediately south of Surf Beach, between Kendall Point and the sheltering Kaleula Head. It is named after the recipient of the first land grant in 1831, the Reverend Thomas Kendall. It became popular following the opening of the railway in 1887, while dressing sheds were erected in 1908. The curving 380 m long beach faces northeast, with waves refracted around the head averaging about 1 km and decreasing to the south. These are a usually attached and free of rips (Fig. 4.321), apart from a small topographic rip against Kendalls Point. The beach is backed by northern and central caravan parks, separated by grassy reserves, with a second reserve and car park in the south. Parking is limited to the streets with only one small car park off Chapman Street at the southern end, where a there is small lagoon and creek crossing the southern end of the beach. This is a quieter beach than Surf Beach and very popular during the summer holidays when it is also patrolled by lifeguards. However when waves exceed 1 m the northern rip intensifies.

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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Park Park

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 12:05:10

     

    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

    Sat, 30 Jul 01:00 pm

    KIAMA AWS (2 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    15.90 °C
    SSE/22 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    18° 10° 20° 11° 20° 11° 16° 10° 16° 16° 10°

    WATER

    19

    Issued at Fri, 29 Jul 14:06

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      17 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSW
      14 km/h
      1.8m
    • WSW
      13 km/h
      1.6m
    • WNW
      13 km/h
      1.2m
    • SW
      14 km/h
      1.1m
    • W
      15 km/h
      0.9m
    • W
      18 km/h
      0.9m
    • SW
      22 km/h
      1.6m

    Kiama issued at Fri, 29 Jul 22:04

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the evening. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Port Kembla early in the morning and again in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
    Seas:
    1 to 1.5 metres.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    3



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      05:00
      1.26m
    • low
      10:48
      0.44m
    • high
      17:25
      1.72m

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    Port Kembla issued at Sat, 30 Jul 13:27

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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