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

Fri, 28 Jul 22:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Fri, 28 Jul 20:40
Severe Weather Warning

Weather

Friday 28, Jul 10:50 pm

Day 19°    Night 11°
11.7°C
Clear

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late morning, becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers, mainly offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide

6 am
0.33m
12 pm
1.38m
6 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 29, Jul

Day 20°    Night 9°
Sunny

Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.50m
6 am
0.42m
1 pm
1.37m
7 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm


Weather

Fri 28, Jul to Fri 04, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide


UV

Fri 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Sat 29th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm
Sun 30th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:50 pm
Mon 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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