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EASTS

Beach UNPATROLLED UNPATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw396
Includes Beaches:
loves bay
State/Region:
NSW Kiama
Post Code:
2533
Length:
0.25km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
kendalls  (0.7km) surf  (1km) robertson basin  (1.4km) black  (1.4km) bombo  (2.2km)

Beach

Easts Beach (NSW 396) is the southernmost of Kiama’s pocket beaches. It is named after the caravan park that occupies the whole valley behind the beach and spreads up the southern slopes, with vehicle access being only for campers through the caravan park, making this look like a private beach. The beach is however, like all Australian beaches public property, open to all and is patrolled by lifeguards during the Christmas school holidays. The beach is 350 m long and faces east between 50 m high Marsden Head and a southern head. Waves average about 1 m at the shore, and maintain a usually attached bar with no rips under normal wave conditions (Fig. 4.322). However rips do form during higher waves. Munnora Creek and its small lagoon cross the southern end of 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.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Public phone Public phone
  • 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 12:05:15

     

    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, 27 Aug 11:00 pm

    KIAMA AWS (3 km)


    Clear.
    12.50 °C
    W/24 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SatSunMonTueWedThu
    18° 18° 10° 19° 10° 20° 13° 22° 15° 21° 14°

    WATER

    18

    Issued at Sat, 27 Aug 13:58

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      12 km/h
      1.3m
    • SSE
      19 km/h
      1m
    • WSW
      26 km/h
      0.9m
    • SSW
      11 km/h
      0.7m
    • WSW
      8 km/h
      0.5m
    • SE
      16 km/h
      0.7m
    • W
      17 km/h
      0.8m
    • SE
      19 km/h
      1.4m

    Kiama issued at Sat, 27 Aug 00:13

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending west to northwesterly in the evening. Reaching up to 20 knots south of Port Kembla in the late evening.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Port Kembla by early evening.
    Weather:
    30% chance of a shower in the early morning. Sunny afternoon.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      03:48
      1.18m
    • low
      09:35
      0.50m
    • high
      16:12
      1.59m
    • low
      23:02
      0.39m

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    Port Kembla issued at Sat, 27 Aug 23:28

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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