Surf - Beach in Kiama Kiama NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Surf NSW

Surf Beach (NSW 394) is the main surfing beach for Kiama, and is located just beside the old highway. The embayed beach is just 270 m long, faces east and is bounded by the prominent 15 m high basalt headlands of Church and Kendalls points. Kiama Oval sits on Church... Read more

Surf Beach (NSW 394) is the main surfing beach for Kiama, and is located just beside the old highway. The embayed beach is just 270 m long, faces east and is bounded by the prominent 15 m high basalt headlands of Church and Kendalls points. Kiama Oval sits on Church Point, a park surrounds the back of the beach with the Kiama SLSC in the centre. This has long been a popular beach with the surf club forming in 1908 when people from Sydney used to come down by train to see the Blow Hole and swim in the surf. The first dressing sheds, for the ladies, were built in 1911. While this is a convenient beach it is also potentially hazardous, being exposed to most swell and with waves averaging 1-1.5 m. Within the confines of the small beach the waves generate two permanent rips against the rocks at each end, and occasionally a central rip (Fig. 4.320). In addition, rocks are often exposed on the beach in front of the Surf Club, and a channelised creek drains across the southern end. Fortunately the bar between the rips is usually attached to the beach.

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 SLSC

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Kiama, NSW 2533

Length:
0.25km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw394

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:07 am

Day 21°    Night 13°
18.1°C
Becoming windy. Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.44m
4 am
0.15m
10 pm
1.98m
4 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 16°    Night 11°
Wind easing. Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.39m
5 am
0.19m
11 pm
1.89m
4 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 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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