Kendalls - Beach in Kiama Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Kendalls NSW

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.

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.

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Kiama, NSW 2533

Length:
0.35km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw395

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Park

Weather

Wednesday 20, Jun 3:25 pm

Day 17°    Night 13°
15.8°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly below 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Port Kembla in the early morning. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

1 am
1.66m
8 am
0.34m
2 pm
1.40m
8 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 21, Jun

Day 17°    Night 11°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable in the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.54m
8 am
0.40m
3 pm
1.44m
9 pm
0.66m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Wed 20, Jun to Wed 27, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Port Kembla.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Wed 20th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Thu 21st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 22nd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 23rd 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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