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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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Kiama SLSC

Mon

03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

Thu

06/12

Fri

07/12

Sat

08/12

Sun

09/12

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

03/12

Tue

04/12

Wed

05/12

Thu

06/12

Fri

07/12

Sat

08/12

Sun

09/12

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

Today's hazards

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

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

Weather

Sunday 09, Dec 10:51 pm

Day 24°    Night 18°
21.1°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

10 am
1.72m
3 am
0.48m
10 pm
1.21m
5 pm
0.29m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 10, Dec

Day 24°    Night 19°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Tide

10 am
1.69m
4 am
0.53m
11 pm
1.18m
5 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Sun 09, Dec to Sun 16, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Sun 9th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mon 10th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tue 11th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wed 12th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 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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