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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Kiama SLSC

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

16/04

Tue

17/04

Wed

18/04

Thu

19/04

Fri

20/04

Sat

21/04

Sun

22/04

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

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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

Weather

Friday 20, Apr 2:57 pm

Day 24°    Night 17°
20.5°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Point Perpendicular. Caution: Surf conditions in the early morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

11 am
1.35m
5 am
0.32m
11 pm
1.74m
5 pm
0.53m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 21, Apr

Day 22°    Night 17°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots easing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
0.36m
12 pm
1.28m
6 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 5 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm


Weather

Fri 20, Apr to Fri 27, Apr


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Fri 20th 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sat 21st 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Sun 22nd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 2:00 pm
Mon 23rd 5 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 9:40 am to 1:50 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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