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

Wednesday 24, May 7:57 pm

Day 20°    Night 15°
16.9°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning and reaching 30 knots offshore.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

6 am
1.57m
12 am
0.38m
7 pm
1.86m
12 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 19°    Night 12°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 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, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
1.56m
1 am
0.27m
7 pm
1.95m
1 pm
0.31m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:10 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:10 pm
Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:50 am to 12:10 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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