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

Thursday 23, Feb 2:59 am

Day 29°    Night 20°
21°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


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.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

6 am
1.53m
12 am
0.58m
7 pm
1.21m
1 pm
0.43m

UV

Index: 10 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 24°    Night 21°
Showers increasing

Swell


Wind


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.

Tide

7 am
1.61m
1 am
0.52m
8 pm
1.28m
2 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


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.

Tide


UV

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.

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