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... Read more
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.
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.
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.
There are always gutters of Surf Beach and abundant rocks around the foreshore. However beware as the rocks are steep and wash washed.Read less
Sat, 22 Oct 12:06
Minor to moderate Flood Warning for the Murray and Edward Rivers
Wind: Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm
Wind: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 25 to 40 knots early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm
Wind: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
|Sat 22nd||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm|
|Sun 23rd||8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm|
|Mon 24th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 pm|
|Tue 25th||9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:20 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.