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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Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

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03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

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06/12

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07/12

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08/12

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09/12

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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
  • Park
  • Drinking water

Weather

Sunday 09, Dec 6:49 pm

Day 24°    Night 18°
23.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
1.72m
3 am
0.48m
10 pm
1.21m
5 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 10, Dec

Day 24°    Night 19°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

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


Weather

Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 9th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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 5:10 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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