Bombo - Beach in Bombo Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Bombo NSW

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... Read more

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.

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Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Bombo, NSW 2533

Length:
1.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw392

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Train

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:42 pm

Day 23°    Night 17°
20.2°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.34m
9 am
0.67m
3 pm
1.11m
9 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 24°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Port Kembla in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

4 am
1.35m
10 am
0.65m
4 pm
1.08m
10 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Point Perpendicular.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm

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.

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