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

Friday 26, May 8:01 am

Day 19°    Night 12°
12.9°C
Possible shower developing

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower from the late morning.

Tide

8 am
1.54m
2 am
0.19m
8 pm
2.01m
2 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 27, May

Day 20°    Night 14°
Cloud clearing

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore.

Tide

9 am
1.49m
3 am
0.15m
9 pm
2.02m
3 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 12:10 pm


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 27th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 12:00 pm to 12:10 pm
Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 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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