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

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

13/02

Tue

14/02

Wed

15/02

Thu

16/02

Fri

17/02

Sat

18/02

Sun

19/02

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

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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

Sunday 19, Feb 10:43 pm

Day 23°    Night 17°
20.2°C
Possible shower

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.34m
9 am
0.67m
3 pm
1.11m
9 pm
0.62m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 24°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Port Kembla in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Tide

4 am
1.35m
10 am
0.65m
4 pm
1.08m
10 pm
0.64m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Point Perpendicular.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 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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