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
Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Point Perpendicular early in the morning.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Perpendicular around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wind: Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Port Kembla during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. Showers heavy at times in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
|Thu 23rd||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm|
|Fri 24th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm|
|Sat 25th||11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm|
|Sun 26th||10 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 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.