Jones/boyds - Beach in Kiama Downs Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Jones/boyds NSW

Kiama Downs beach (NSW 390) is a relative straight 900 m long east-facing beach, located between 30 m high Minnamurra Point and basalt columns of the southern Cathedral Rocks (Fig. 4.316). The beach is also known as Jones and Boyds beach, with the surf club and backing community called Kiama... Read more

Kiama Downs beach (NSW 390) is a relative straight 900 m long east-facing beach, located between 30 m high Minnamurra Point and basalt columns of the southern Cathedral Rocks (Fig. 4.316). The beach is also known as Jones and Boyds beach, with the surf club and backing community called Kiama Downs. A road runs the length of the beach, with the northern half given over to the dunes, parks and the Kiama Downs SLSC (founded 1982), while some beachfront houses back the southern half. The beach receives waves averaging 1-1.5 m, which result in a single bar usually cut by six, including permanent rips against each headland, the northern being the stronger (Fig. 4.317). Rocks also occur in the surf toward the southern end.

Swimming

Kiama Downs is a rip-dominated beach so stay in the north in the patrolled area, while Cathedral Rocks is isolated and rock-dominated.

Surfing

The whole beach offers beach breaks of variable quality, with slight protection from summer north winds toward the northern end. Off Cathedral Rocks is a heavy reef break called Boneyards.

Fishing

Both the northern rocks and the gutters along the beach are popular spots, as are the rock platforms around Cathedral Rocks.

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Kiama Downs SLSC

Mon

10/12

Tue

11/12

Wed

12/12

Thu

13/12

Fri

14/12

Sat

15/12

Sun

16/12

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Kiama Downs, NSW 2533

Length:
1km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw390

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Littoral currents
    Littoral currents
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Flash rips
    Flash rips
  • Travelling rips
    Travelling rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground
  • Bike path
  • Mobile Phone Coverage

Regulation Symbols

  • Bicycles Allowed
  • PWC's Prohibited
  • No Alcohol
  • No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • No Firearms

Weather

Monday 10, Dec 5:35 am

Day 24°    Night 19°
20.1°C
Shower or two

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide

10 am
1.69m
4 am
0.53m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 11, Dec

Day 21°    Night 18°
Possible shower

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

11 am
1.64m
4 am
0.57m
6 pm
0.36m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Mon 10, Dec to Mon 17, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide


UV

Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thu 13th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 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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