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

19/02

Tue

20/02

Wed

21/02

Thu

22/02

Fri

23/02

Sat

24/02

Sun

25/02

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10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 16:00

Kiama Municipal Council Lifeguard Service

Mon

19/02

Tue

20/02

Wed

21/02

Thu

22/02

Fri

23/02

Sat

24/02

Sun

25/02

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

Thursday 22, Feb 7:45 pm

Day 24°    Night 17°
22.7°C
Mostly clear

Water Temperature  24°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

1 am
1.44m
7 am
0.52m
1 pm
1.34m
7 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 23, Feb

Day 25°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

2 am
1.46m
8 am
0.54m
2 pm
1.24m
8 pm
0.51m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm


Weather

Thu 22, Feb to Thu 01, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Thu 22nd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Fri 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Sat 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm
Sun 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 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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